97 Search Results for dave meltzer

Feb 26, 2015 2:10 pm

Lesnar Not Sold On WWE’s New Contract, Walks Off Mid Event

Good news for fight fans… Well, potentially at least. Brock Lesnar and the WWE appear to be butting heads over the terms of Lesnar’s new contract. Dave Meltzer explains, via MMAFighting.com: Sources close to the situation have said Lesnar and WWE CEO Vince McMahon reached an impasse regarding terms of a new contract, and neither...

Feb 5, 2015 12:56 pm

Ratings Report: ‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Edition

‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ was a pay-per-view success, and it’s preliminary card drew well on FS1 as well. Ratings expert Dave Meltzer broke down Saturday’s numbers for MMAFighting.com. Check it: “…nearly two million viewers tuned in for the Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann fight. The fight delivered 1,992,000 viewers, the largest number for a...

Jan 15, 2015 5:01 am

Ratings Report: Jones vs. Cormier Pay-Per-View A Massive Success

‘UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier’ was the most successful pay-per-view for the UFC in over a year’s time. Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com has the report: As was expected with the buildup, UFC 182 was the most successful event for the company since UFC 168, with early cable estimates of the show headlined by Jon Jones...

Dec 27, 2014 2:20 pm

REPORT: WWE Officials Believe Lesnar Is UFC Bound

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is reportedly on the verge of a UFC comeback. The massive pay-per-view star has not seen the inside of the cage since a TKO loss at UFC 141 in 2011. Dave Meltzer of F4Wonline has the scoop: Speaking of Lesnar, even though he is no longer being advertised as...


Dec 18, 2014 9:04 am

Ratings Report: UFC 181 Does Good PPV Numbers

The rematch between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks was one of the year’s most fruitful pay-per-views. Garnering an estimated 375,000 buys, the welterweight clash ended up being one of this year’s most drawing cards on television. Dave Meltzer breaks down the report: (via MMAFighting.com)   The apparent decision to go with Johny Hendricks over Rory...

Dec 10, 2014 5:05 am

Report: Faber Draws Big On Fox Sports 1

Team Alpha Male founder Urijah “The California Kid” Faber has made a career out of setting trends, and staying ahead of the pack. Which is it’s no surprise that his decision to fight for free on TV is paying off in the numbers. Ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via MMAFighting.com) The UFC 181 prelims,...

Nov 5, 2014 4:20 pm

Report: Lesnar Leveraging WWE Against a Possible UFC Return

With the WWE’s money stream dwindling, many are pointing to a Brock Lesnar return to the cage. As in, the WWE may not be able to afford the hefty salary of their champion, and the UFC, most certainly can. Popular pro-wrestling blog, Cageside Seats breaks it down: Lesnar, though he may not look it, is...

Oct 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Ratings Report: UFC 179 Prelims Bring In Modest Viewership

The incomparable, illustrious, Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com has, once again, brought forth his infinite wisdom on UFC television ratings. Here’s his report for Saturday’s Prelims on Fox Sports 1: Bucking monstrous sports competition, the UFC 179 prelims did 536,000 viewers, the second-lowest audience for that type of show for prelims since the move to Fox...

Oct 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Coker: Changes Coming To Bellator In 2015

  “If we have a show every week, sometimes you have to get fighters to fill the card because there’s nobody left,” he said. “That’s what you’re not going to be seeing next year. You’ll see big fights that people will want to see, starting in January.” “They’ve been working with our team,” he said....

Sep 25, 2014 11:21 am

Rumor: Conor McGregor Will Fight Poirier With Broken Hand

There may be little truth to these rumors, but following Irish reports of a hand injury, many are speculating about the health of top UFC featherweight, Conor McGregor. Dave Meltzer was the first on U.S. soil to touch on the injury (via the Wrestling Observer), which seems to appear in the photo above (Taken from...

Aug 9, 2014 7:23 am

Rousey & Weidman Lead PPV Success For The UFC

  When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all...

Jul 10, 2014 9:27 pm

Ratings Report: ‘Mighty Mouse’s’ First PPV Estimates Are In

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jul 10, 2014 12:39 pm

Dominick Cruz Has Lost Millions Over Course Of Inactivity

Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz has undoubtedly had one of the worst runs of luck in Mixed Martial Arts. Despite his frequent analyst gig at FOX, the California resident hasn’t seen a good payday in the past three-years. According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer report, Cruz has lost millions of dollars in income while...

Jun 27, 2014 6:37 am

The UFC Adds Three Big Names To UFN: Hunt vs. Nelson

The UFC will return to Japan in September for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Nelson event. It appears that the UFC is planning on giving the Japanese fans a huge night of fights featuring plenty of fan favorites and local talent. It’s safe to say that Mark Hunt is one of those favorites. As for...

Jun 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Rumor: UFC 174 PPV Bombs, Earns Less Buys Than Bellator

We thought UFC 173’s numbers looked bad and they were, but if early indicators hold true, UFC 174 set the new standard for bad buy rate. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer explains: (Via The Wrestling Observer) UFC 174 was the night that tested what the least amount of interest UFC could garner from a PPV perspective...

Jun 19, 2014 6:31 am

Ratings Report: UFC 173 PPV Buys Barely Hit 200K

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Jun 11, 2014 9:33 am

Report: UFC Fight Night 42 draws excellent ratings

According to a report from MMAFighting.com‘s Dave Meltzer, this past Saturday’s “UFC Fight Night 42” event in New Mexico drew a large television audience. The events main card, which was headlined by a lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, did a 0.82 rating and had 1,217,000 viewers during the 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. time...

Jun 4, 2014 9:00 pm

Two Of UFC’s Finest Get In Real Fist-Fight At Jacksons MMA

Ahead of the UFC’s first ever fight night in Albuquerque, two of the cities most prominent fighters engaged in a real-life fist fight during a training session. Details are bleak on the matter, as situations like this usually stay in the gym, but Dave Meltzer, of ‘The Wrestling Observer’, spilled the beans. Check it: “If...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 3, 2014 2:47 pm

Chael Sonnen: WWE’s Paul Heyman Saved TUF Brazil

“To say [Wanderlei] was ruining the show may be extreme, but the interaction between he and I is an element of the show that’s important. There has to be the interaction of the coaches. It’s an important factor. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to handle this. This is the same...

May 1, 2014 11:21 am

Wand Thinks TUF Brazil Editors Painted Him The Villain

“They edited a lot of things, and unfortunately, the production decided to paint me as the villain. But that is not right, because he said horrible things about us, and disrespected me at every moment during filming. This good guy you’re watching on television is not how things are for real. He said and did...

Mar 25, 2014 6:10 pm

Hendo/Shogun Draw Big For Fox Sports 1 On Sunday

For the first time in history, the UFC pulled off a Sunday Night card on FOX Sports 1. With a big headliner in place and a sold out Arena in Natal, Brazil, the UFC’s gamble paid off. As always, ratings guru, Dave Meltzer breaks it down: (via mmafighting.com) The experiment of airing UFC on a...

Mar 20, 2014 10:12 am

Ratings Report: UFC 170 Pulls Low PPV Buys, Brings Rousey’s Draw Into Question

When it comes to PPV buy rates we never really get disclosed true and accurate figures. However the one reliable and lone source for UFC pay-per-view figures has and always will be, Mr. Dave Meltzer. When people talk of buys, stating this PPV did this amount and this one did that, it is all based...

Mar 4, 2014 9:14 pm

Chael Sonnen Says Wanderlei Has Not Signed The Contract Yet

The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3, featuring Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, is set to air on UFC Fight Pass starting March 9. A lot of news has been making the rounds before the show’s first episode has even aired, most notably the huge brawl between the coaches, teased in the trailer for the upcoming season....

Feb 19, 2014 9:50 am

Rebney Talks Tito’s Uncertain Future With Bellator

“I’ve been having a good number of conversations with Tito. The prior neck injury was disturbing, but we’ve gotten past that. The fracture was really disturbing because of the potential for paralysis under a worse-case scenario. We’re doing a pretty exhaustive series of tests to see if he’s fine, because we want to be 100...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...