Archive: UFC 174

Oct 2, 2014 12:40 pm

Ouch! UFC 177 PPV buys estimated at 125,000

It appears that the UFC can bank on 125,000 buys no matter how bad of a pay-per-view fight card they put together. August’s UFC 177 event in Sacramento was an absolute disaster from a promotional standpoint, but was still able to generate the aforementioned 125,000 PPV buys according to estimates. The event was originally scheduled...

Jul 13, 2014 9:07 am

Ali Bagautinov’s Manager Addresses Recent Drug Test Failure For EPO In Title Fight

“I’m not Ali’s (Bagautinov) lawyer, but I want to draw attention to several circumstances about this decision of Athletic Commission. We are talking about a doping sample, which was taken not on the fight day, not before and not after the event (UFC 174), but two weeks before the show… Two weeks before the fight...

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 3:00 pm

Another UFC Title Challenger Just Got Popped For Controversial Performance Enhancer

The latest in MMA cheats has been uncovered, and it’s a big one. UFC 174 title challenger, Ali Bagautinov has failed his post-fight drug test for EPO and as a result will serve out a twelve-month suspension. This news comes on the heels of several disappointing test failures, including that of Chael Sonnen, who also...

Jun 29, 2014 3:48 pm

Two Planned 2014 UFC Pay-Per-Views in Canada appear to be moving elsewhere

Dear Canada, The octagon will return to the great city of Montreal… eventually. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently revealed a new date for its return to the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Originally slated for December of 2014, Managing Director for UFC Operations Tom Wright informed media members at the “UFC Fight Night 43” post-fight press conference that the event...

Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

Johnson Says World Cup To Blame For Low UFC 174 Numbers

UFC 174 didn’t perform in the box office. The pay-per-view event, headlined by a flyweight title fight wasn’t expected to be a record breaker, but it may have been, just in the wrong direction. Demetrious Johnson recently weighed in on the matter in an interview with “My job is to go out there and...

Jun 23, 2014 4:22 pm

UFC 174 Phantom Cam Highlights

UFC 174: Johnson vs. Bagautinov took place earlier this month, and today the UFC has uploaded the footage fight fans can’t get enough of: The Phantom Cam. The phantom cam brings you all the action from the event in super slow motion so you can see just how devastating each strike was.

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 18, 2014 6:42 am

Ryan Bader vs. OSP headlines UFC Fight Night 47 in Maine

August’s “UFC Fight Night 47” event in Maine has it’s main event! UFC officials announced today that surging light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince Saint Preux will collide in the headliner of the octagons debut in Maine. Ryan Bader (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) will be looking to earn his third-straight victory when he takes on...

Jun 18, 2014 6:12 am

Schaub Cries While Talking About Arlovski Bout

“For me, it’s just frustrating, but it’s onwards and upwards. I don’t know any different, but to get back to training and just…this is what I do, man. This is what I do. This is it. It went to the judges. I got screwed in a decision. I probably should’ve done more to make it...

Jun 17, 2014 4:32 pm

UFC 174 Prelims Experience Spike In Ratings

UFC 174 which took place last Saturday from Vancouver was a lackluster card in the eyes of many. However there was one upside to the event. The prelims did better than they have been doing lately, this may be the direct result of the prelims being shifted from Fox Sports 1 to FX. UFC 174...

Jun 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Ovince Saint Preux: I Heard Jimmo Say His Arm Was Broken

Ovince Saint Preux is fresh off a win against Ryan Jimmo. Jimmo broke his arm blocking a kick from OSP, but as the fight went on OSP cranked Jimmo’s good arm, leading to Jimmo calling out to the referee that his other arm was broken. Check out the full interview below courtesy of MMAJunkie Radio...

Jun 17, 2014 5:06 am

UFC 174 Replay: Bang KO’s Kajan Johnson – WOW!

In the prelims of UFC 174 Tae Hyun Bang took a hard head kick, and instead of getting knocked out, landed a hard right hand that knocked out his opponent. Check out this awesome .gif below!

Jun 17, 2014 5:05 am

Vancouver Doesn’t Want The UFC Back

Earlier today it was reported that the UFC did it’s worst numbers in any of it’s visits to Vancouver. Now it appears Vancouver doesn’t want the UFC to come back and visit according to this article in the Vancouver Sun. Check it out below.

Jun 16, 2014 5:09 pm

UFC 174 Medical Suspensions: Jimmo, Bang, Letorneau Receive Long Layoffs

UFC 174 took place last weekend and there were some brutal matches, from Ryan Jimmo snapping his arm blocking a kick to Brendan Schaub’s face being totally disfigured after his bout with Andrei Arlovski. Check out the full suspensions below. Ali Bagautinov: Suspended 30 days with no contact for 30 days. Rory MacDonald: 14-day mandatory...

Jun 16, 2014 11:37 am

UFC 174 Has Lowest Gate In Vancouver

The UFC’s return to Vancouver this past Saturday at UFC 174 fell short of spectacular, particularly when it came to the gate and attendance. The UFC had a total of 13,506 people attend the event, and the gate was just 1.14 million. This is compared to UFC 131, which also took place in Vancouver drew...

Jun 15, 2014 8:54 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To DJ’s Win Over Ali

In Saturday’s UFC 174 main event, Demetrius Johnson successfully defended his flyweight title for the fourth straight time. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: DJ is way more well rounded. Probly the moSt diverse fighter — TJ Grant (@TJ_Grant) June 15, 2014 That fight set flyweights...

Jun 15, 2014 8:47 pm

QUICK TWITT | UFC Fighter’s React To Rory MacDonald’s Win Over Woodley

In Saturday’s UFC 174 co-main event, Rory MacDonald earned a decisive decision victory over Tyron Woodley. Following the bout, many pro’s and insiders took to twitter with their thoughts. Check it: Rory totally nullifies Tyron Woodley and will take this fight 30-27. The Vancouver crowd approves #ufc174 — Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) June 15, 2014 Rory...

Jun 15, 2014 8:36 pm

Brendan Schaub Says No Facial Injuries Following Arlovski Fight

Despite his extremely disfigured post-fight face, UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub assures fans that doctors have cleared him and he is not injured. Check it: Guys I'm fine! Just got cleared by the docs thanks for the support. We know who won that fight #TeamBigbrown @ufc — Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) June 15, 2014 Schaub lost a...

Jun 15, 2014 8:23 pm

Arlovski ‘Feels Really Horrible’ About UFC 174 Performance

“Honestly, I felt and I still feel really horrible. I’m glad Dana White isn’t here because he’s probably so pissed at me. He gave me a great opportunity, and I didn’t like my performance, my fight, tonight.” During Saturday’s post-fight press conference, main card winner Andrei Arlovski explained his frustration with himself over the poor...

Jun 15, 2014 8:14 pm

Dana White: ‘The Schaub vs. Arlovski Fight Sucked

“I think everyone would agree that fight sucked. That fight was horrible. Do you know who lost in that fight? The fans. The fans lost in that fight. …I made a big mistake putting that on the main card that should be on the prelims.” The return of Andrei Arlovski didn’t go as well as...

Jun 15, 2014 11:57 am

Schaub Pissed Over Arlovski Loss, Here’s The Scorecards

“There has to be some sort of major change with these judges. I have no idea what they’re doing, but clearly they weren’t paying attention to the fight. I know Andrei’s a big star, and maybe they were swayed by the fans’ reaction. Look at the punch stats and statistics, then tell me that he...

Jun 15, 2014 11:49 am

Rory Ready For Title Shot But Doesn’t Want To Sit Idle

“It’s not that I don’t want the title shot. I want it to be clear: I want that. But I respect the decision that there are two guys ahead of me that have been promised it, but if that fight is a stinker, I’m ready to step in. I like to fight. If I wait...

Jun 15, 2014 11:34 am

White Says John Dodson Makes Most Sense For Demetrious Johnson

“Dodson makes the most sense. Dodson is the man. I thought that fight was awesome. They are two of the fastest guys in the business; both technically sound. I like that fight. I’m not saying that is the next fight we are doing but I like it.” Demetrious Johnson doesn’t have many challenges. He has...

Jun 15, 2014 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald Not Interested In Being A Superstar

“I want them to like me, but I don’t want to be a superstar. I just like to fight and hopefully I’ll be a dominant champion and represent Canada well. I think this is probably my best performance of my career so far. I’ve got to watch the tape, but the feeling I have right...