101 Search Results for dave meltzer

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...

Jan 4, 2014 11:22 am

AKA’s ‘Crazy’ Bob Cook Says Teenage Aaron Pico the Hottest MMA Prospect Alive

“This is someone in a different world,” Bob Cook said of American wrestling phenom, Aaron Pico.  Cook, who has trained and managed some of MMA’s best fighters like B.J. Penn, Cain Velasquez, Frank Shamrock and others at American Kickboxing Academy, said Pico is the greatest MMA prospect he’s seen.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It...


Dec 19, 2013 9:37 am

Report: UFC 167 Brings In Solid 600-650k PPV Buys

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...

Nov 27, 2013 9:42 am

UFC 167 Ratings report: GSP sets PPV record in Quebec

According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, UFC 167 was a major hit in Georges St. Pierre’s home province of Quebec. Indigo, which handles the pay-per-view in the province, sent out a release stating that UFC 167 had broke the record for the most buys, since it was bought by ‘Videotron’ in 2009. Which...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

Oct 31, 2013 11:58 am

Recent MMA Ratings Take a Hit, Cause For Concern?

  The sport of MMA has come so far since its beginning that it’s almost humorous that a recent report from Dave Meltzer showing “low” pay-per-view numbers is causing a discussion. Meltzer’s numbers show that the two most recent UFC PPV’s, UFC 165 Jones vs. Gustafsson and UFC 166 Vasquez vs. Dos Santos 3, each...

Oct 25, 2013 10:56 am

UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos PPV Buys ‘Hugely Dissapointing’

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...

Aug 22, 2013 4:02 pm

Report: UFC 161 & 163 Ratings Flop, Do Under 200k PPV Buys

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 25, 2013 11:20 am

Report: UFC 162: Silva vs. Weidman Brings In Estimated 550,000 PPV Buys

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...

May 2, 2013 8:01 pm

Rumored Female Cast for The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer has released a list of 16 female MMA fighters who he claims will be the cast of the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter 18: Rousey vs. Zingano.   Meltzer stated that this list did not come from the UFC, nor anyone from FOX network, but that he did receive...

Apr 23, 2013 8:43 am

Ratings Report: UFC on FOX 7 Draws 3.3 Million Viewers

The TV ratings for the seventh edition of “UFC on FOX” were released in a bittersweet manner for the MMA’s most famous event. Roughly 3.31 million people were drawn by the card in which Benson Henderson put his lightweight belt on the line against Gilbert Melendez. That was enough to grant FOX with the number one...

Feb 14, 2013 9:29 am

Ratings Report: Tuf 17 Episode 4 Show Increase In Views | UFC NEWS

This weeks episode of the Ultimate Fighter showed a five percent increase in viewership from last week’s episode and did a respectable 1.25 million views. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer, tells the tale over at MMAFighting.com. The Ultimate Fighter seems to have settled in at what will likely be the normal level of the season as...

Dec 11, 2012 11:51 am

BJPenn.Com Radio Talks to Three Journalists About BJ Penn’s Future

  Saturday night was a tough night for all members of Team Penn. It’s not the loss that hurts so much, but watching BJ lose after he worked so hard to get in shape and prove to himself and everyone else he still has what it takes to be successful was the toughest part. No...

Nov 29, 2012 10:21 am

Ratings Report: GSP Draws Estimated 700k PPV Buys | UFC NEWS

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the 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 on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Oct 22, 2012 9:59 am

Ratings Report: UFC 153 Pulls Decent But Not Great PPV Ratings | UFC NEWS

While we will never know the truth of the matter, the 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 on his industry intelligence. The UFC never confirms figures, nor...

Aug 30, 2012 11:41 am

REPORT | Miguel Torres Was Released Due To Disciplinary Action Not Loss | UFC NEWS

In a recent newsletter coming out of The Wrestling Observer, the grand wizard of behind the scenes gossip, Mr. Dave Meltzer, made a shocking proclamation regarding the recent release of UFC bantamweight Miguel Torres. Here is what he had to say. [box_light]The cutting of Miguel Torres was disciplinary in nature although it was not said...

Aug 16, 2012 10:30 am

Report: UFC 150 draws 190,000 PPV buys | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor This past weekends UFC 150 card proved that having a title fight as the main event for a pay-per-view card no longer guarantees a million dollar-plus gate. Infact, the gate for UFC 150 was the worst for a PPV event since 2007 and it would appear that the pay-per-view buys for the Edgar vs Henderson...

May 28, 2012 11:29 am

Report: The White / Lesnar Meeting Did Not Go Well | UFC NEWS

Brock Lesnar turned heads in the arena by showing up in the front row and chatting up both Zuffa president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta.  Dana White told reporters at the post-fight press conference he would be meeting with Lesnar face-to-face later that night and that “anything (was) possible.”   The Wrestling Observer‘s Dave Meltzer reported Brock...

May 28, 2012 9:30 am

Mike Brown Retires On A High Following Victory Over Pineda At UFC 146 | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister After defeating Daniel Pineda at UFC 146 via unanimous decision Mike Brown has decided to retire. After the bout, Dave Meltzer reported in The Wrestling Observer that the 36-year-old Brown, a former WEC champion who had struggled to a 4-3 record since losing the title to Jose Aldo in 2009, had decided...

Apr 26, 2012 3:00 pm

Jon Jones Draws Big With 700,000 PPV Buys | Proves Star Power | UFC NEWS

By Lynn Mitchell: Jon Jones is materializing as star who can sell pay per views.  The recent stats show a whopping 700,000 pay per view buys – this is huge in today’s market.  The rivalry with Rashad played a big factor.   Evans is already a proven draw with 1 million plus buys for UFC 114’s Rashad...