MMA-UFC UFC 243 - Sydney - October 6

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Whittaker looks pretty good at this point, given that Gastelum gave Adesanya some fits until the final round. Tuivasa should wipe the floor with Willis, but you never know with HWs.
 

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Early reports saying a date has been set.

https://www.lowkickmma.com/report-robert-whittaker-vs-israel-adesanya-planned-for-ufc-243/

Can Rob keep himself healthy? Surely lightning doesn't strike a 3rd time.
Can Volkanosvki set himself up for a co-headline spot with a win over Aldo next week?
Will Tuivasa be able to hand Justin Willis the beating off his life in front of a rabid Western Sydney home crowd?
That's pretty much your main card right there, maybe add Jim Crute v OSP or something? Key obviously Alex beating Aldo, though even with a loss he's on the card somewhere you'd reckon.
 

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When was the last time they did an outdoor show?

I really think they’ll avoid it. It may just got to a arena with 15-20k seats.
 

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They obviously want to milk this one and would easily sell out a 30k seat stadium
 

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I went to Melbourne last event and been to 4 events here. I will not be flying to Sydney unless they absolutely stack this card (they won't). By stacked I don't mean all the Aussie names. I've seen Crute in Hex, that isn't a draw to me just because it's in the UFC. Matthews, Tai etc aren't draws to me, I've seen them enough. Stack the damn card

Rob x Izzy
Volkanovski x Moicano (Max won't be co-main. He's a main eventer now so he isn't coming here to co-headline. Would happily be wrong)
Weidman x Costa x Hermanson x Yoel (match up between 2 of them as back-up in case Rob gets hurt again)
Ponz x Elizeu Dos Santos
Tai x Overeem

Is an example of what I'd travel for. I really don't think this is asking too much for a PPV card but UFC gonna UFC
 

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9 news in Brisbane saying Queensland is trying to get this and have it at Suncorp.
Sounding more like Brisbane and get Volkanovski there too with Holloway is what Dana White needs to do.
Jimmy Crute and Tai and that's a decent card in this side of the world.
 
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im really interested to see how far we have come since Rousy v Holm, was a stadium show couldn't fill it with Rousey which at the time was one of the biggest draws, dont think the connor machine was at full speed then. People I know that went said it was the worst viewing wise that the ufc had put on in Australia. each to there own it would be good but they dont do these stadium shows o/s for that reason. UFC have got a good deal with Espn and seem to be less stressed about numbers these days, rummor has it backed down for Brock and Connor as of late refusing to pay there asking prices.
 

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im really interested to see how far we have come since Rousy v Holm, was a stadium show couldn't fill it with Rousey which at the time was one of the biggest draws, dont think the connor machine was at full speed then. People I know that went said it was the worst viewing wise that the ufc had put on in Australia. each to there own it would be good but they dont do these stadium shows o/s for that reason. UFC have got a good deal with Espn and seem to be less stressed about numbers these days, rummor has it backed down for Brock and Connor as of late refusing to pay there asking prices.
Rumor has it that with the new way that PPV buys are done in the US, the PPV sales are down. Therefore Conor and Brock asked for bigger upfront guaranteed money rather than a bigger slice of the PPV like they used to go off.

Which to be fair probably agrees with your comment.
 

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Rumor has it that with the new way that PPV buys are done in the US, the PPV sales are down. Therefore Conor and Brock asked for bigger upfront guaranteed money rather than a bigger slice of the PPV like they used to go off.

Which to be fair probably agrees with your comment.
Gastelum Adesanya and Holloway Poirier got 70k buys.
 

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Rumor has it that with the new way that PPV buys are done in the US, the PPV sales are down. Therefore Conor and Brock asked for bigger upfront guaranteed money rather than a bigger slice of the PPV like they used to go off.

Which to be fair probably agrees with your comment.
Rumor has it that with the new way that PPV buys are done in the US, the PPV sales are down. Therefore Conor and Brock asked for bigger upfront guaranteed money rather than a bigger slice of the PPV like they used to go off.

Which to be fair probably agrees with your comment.
It seemed that could happen.

They’ve made it doable via internet only, but people using the internet are more likely to stream anyway. Feel they could lose that older customer.
 
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