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UFC 116 Pay-Per-View Numbers Remain Impressive

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The latest numbers for UFC 116 seem to be reporting higher. As we figured, there appear to have been a ton of replay order buys based on all the talk about the show, including all the mainstream news show coverage after the event. Various cable estimates have ranged from 1 million to 1.28 million, and as noted, internally it is being said it's the third biggest in history, which would be a lot closer to the former number than the latter number. ... From a PPV standpoint, best per capita markets included Las Vegas, Calgary, Toronto, Minneapolis, Memphis, Dallas, Seattle, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Saskatoon, Halifax, Winnipeg, Honolulu and Cleveland.

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- Via Dave Meltzer's newsletter (ht: Bloody Elbow)

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I don't think anyone is surprised that the event is in the top three for the promotion. Brock Lesnar is a legitimate superstar in the sport. He commands attention from hardcore fans, casual fans, wrestling fans and just people with natural curiosity. 2009 was a great year for the UFC but they were absolutely held back by major injury hampered cards and situations such as the Rampage Jackson "retirement."

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If they can continue to build off of UFC 116 for the rest of 2010 there is no reason at all that this shouldn't be the biggest year in the history of the promotion.

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