The 57 Greatest-Promoting Pay-Per-View Struggle Nights in US Historical past

Buster Douglas v Evander Holyfield — 1 million PPV buys

Buster Douglas vs. Evander Holyfield combat.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Second of Reality

Date and venue: October 25, 1990, at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Eight months after gorgeous Mike Tyson with a Tenth-round knockout, Buster Douglas turned as much as the Evander Holyfield combat chubby. Holyfield, a former cruiserweight champion, picked up his first heavyweight championship titles after a dominant third-round KO.

Supply: Orlando Sentinel

Bernard Hopkins v Oscar de la Hoya — 1 million PPV buys

Oscar

Historical past.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Historical past

Date and venue: September 18, 2004, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Bernard Hopkins knocked Oscar de la Hoya out with a superbly positioned left hook to the liver within the ninth spherical.

Supply: NextTV / HBO

Floyd Mayweather v Robert Guerrero — 1 million PPV buys

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Could Day.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Could Day

Date and venue: Could 4, 2013, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Mayweather attracted the wrath of the Vegas crowd, which booed the American’s defensive-first technique. Mayweather received a 12-round resolution.

Supply: The Ring

Canelo Álvarez v Julio César Chávez Jr — 1 million PPV buys

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Civil Warfare.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Civil Warfare

Date and venue: Could 6, 2017, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: It was billed as an all-Mexican combat for the ages, however just one boxer turned up on the evening. Canelo Álvarez received each spherical en path to a cushty 12-round resolution victory over Julio César Chávez Jr.

Supply: ESPN

Randy Couture v Brock Lesnar — 1.01 million PPV buys

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Brock Lesnar.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 91

Date and venue: November 15, 2008, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Former WWE celebrity Brock Lesnar was thrust right into a heavyweight title shot in opposition to adorned veteran Randy Couture when he had fought simply twice in MMA. Lesnar knocked Couture out with a flurry of punches within the second spherical and left the cage with the UFC belt.

Supply: Tapology

Wrestlemania XX — 1.02 million PPV buys

Wrestlemania XX

The Undertaker faced-off together with his half-brother Kane.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 20

Date and venue: March 14, 2004, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

Memorable moments: The World Heavyweight Championship Triple Risk match between Shawn Michaels, Triple H, and eventual winner Chris Benoit is taken into account one of many best matches of all time. The Undertaker’s bone-chilling ring-walk in opposition to half-brother Kane was additionally must-see TV.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Chris Weidman v Anderson Silva II — 1.025 million PPV buys

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Chris Weidman assaults Anderson Silva.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 168

Date and venue: December 28, 2013, at MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable moments: Chris Weidman scored back-to-back victories over earlier middleweight ruler Anderson Silva, however their combat was overshadowed by Ronda Rousey’s
“Struggle of the Evening” victory over Miesha Tate.

Supply: Tapology

Wrestlemania X-Seven — 1.04 million PPV buys

The Rock

The Rock and Stone Chilly Steve Austin.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania X-Seven

Date and venue: April 1, 2001, on the Reliant Astrodome in Houston, Texas.

Memorable moments: Two of probably the most well-known skilled wrestlers ever, The Rock and Stone Chilly Steve Austin, duked it out in a No Disqualification match for the WWF Championship belt. There have been ring interventions, metal chair headshots, and masks of blood. Stone Chilly even shared a beer with wrestling boss Vince McMahon on the finish of the occasion.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Wrestlemania XXIV — 1.041 million PPV buys

Ric Flair

Ric Aptitude.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 24

Date and venue: March 30, 2008, on the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida.

Memorable second: Ric Aptitude misplaced a “Profession Threatening” match in opposition to Shawn Michaels, which means he needed to retire. Nonetheless, world champion boxer Floyd Mayweather made an look in opposition to Massive Present and, regardless of giving up a 16-inch top benefit, nonetheless discovered a solution to win.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Forrest Griffin v Rashad Evans — 1.05 million PPV buys

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Rashad Evans.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 92

Date and venue: December 27, 2008, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: The sunshine heavyweight championship title modified palms as Rashad Evans beat Forrest Griffin by third-round knockout in a “Struggle of the Evening” spectacle.

Supply: Tapology

Brock Lesnar v Cain Velasquez — 1.05 million PPV buys

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Cain Velasquez.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 121

Date and venue: October 23, 2010, on the Honda Middle in Anaheim, California.

Memorable second: A real passing-of-the-torch occasion, Cain Velasquez took the championship belt from Brock Lesnar with a first-round knockout win. The occasion had a WWE really feel, although, as there was a weird post-fight confrontation between The Undertaker and Lesnar.

Supply: Tapology

Rampage Jackson v Rashad Evans — 1.05 million PPV buys

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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Rashad Evans.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 114

Date and venue: Could 29, 2010, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable moments: Rashad Evans used lightning-quick mixtures to hassle Rampage Jackson and floor out a great three-round resolution win. Additional down the cardboard, British brawler Michael Bisping gave Dan Miller a sustained three-round beating.

Supply: Tapology

Chuck Liddell v Tito Ortiz II — 1.05 million PPV buys

Chuck Liddel and Tito Ortiz

Chuck Liddel and Tito Ortiz.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 66

Date and venue: December 30, 2006, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: One of many first true stars of the UFC, Chuck Liddel retained his gentle heavyweight championship belt with a third-round knockout win over Tito Ortiz. Later, it was found Liddel fought by a torn medial collateral ligament.

Supply: MMA Junkie

Floyd Mayweather v Juan Manuel Márquez — 1.06 million PPV buys

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Floyd Mayweather and Juan Manuel Marquez.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Quantity One/Número Uno

Date and venue: September 19, 2009, on the MGM Grand Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Regardless of a two-year layoff, Mayweather returned to the ring and did what he does finest — he outclassed three-division champion Juan Manuel Márquez and banked one other win.

Supply: LA Occasions

Wrestlemania 21 — 1.090 million PPV buys

Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle

Shawn Michaels and Kurt Angle.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 21

Date and venue: April 3, 2005, at Staples Middle in Los Angeles.

Memorable second: Tickets bought out inside one minute of occurring sale, making it the fastest-selling occasion in WWE and Staples Middle historical past at that time.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Dan Cormier v Anderson Silva — 1.09 million PPV buys

Anderson Silva and Dan Cormier

Anderson Silva and Dan Cormier.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 200

Date and venue: July 9, 2016, on the T-Cell Area on the Las Vegas.

Memorable second: There have been many huge names competing on the UFC 200 card, together with Amanda Nunes, Brock Lesnar, Dan Cormier, Anderson Silva, and José Aldo, however many of the headlines that week targeted on the sale of Zuffa-owned UFC to WME-IMG for $4 billion.

Supply: Tapology

Amanda Nunes v Ronda Rousey — 1.1 million PPV buys

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Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 207

Date and venue: December 30, 2016, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable moments: The primary overtly homosexual champion in UFC historical past, Amanda Nunes, knocked out earlier champion Ronda Rousey in a single spherical. Cody Garbrandt took the bantamweight belt off Dominick Cruz’s waist with a show-off efficiency.

Supply: Tapology

Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II — 1.1 million PPV buys

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Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin II

Date and venue: September 15, 2018, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable moments: Álvarez defeated Golovkin on factors, capturing the WBA, WBC, IBO, and the vacant The Ring Journal middleweight world titles — it was the primary time Golovkin misplaced an expert bout, in a back-and-forth battle for the ages.

Supply: ESPN

Wrestlemania 29 — 1.104 million PPV buys

John Cena and The Rock

John Cena and The Rock.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 29

Date and venue: April 7, 2013, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Memorable second: John Cena beat The Rock in the principle occasion to win a file eleventh WWE Championship. The entire present was an enormous monetary success for the corporate because it grew to become the highest-grossing dwell occasion in WWE historical past, grossing $72 million.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Wrestlemania XXVII — 1.104 million PPV buys

The Undertaker and HHH

The Undertaker and HHH.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 27

Date and venue: April 3, 2011 on the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia.

Memorable second: The Undertaker prolonged his Wrestlemania profitable “streak” to 19-0 with a No Holds Barred victory over Triple H.

Supply: Wrestlenomics

Bruce Seldon v Mike Tyson — 1.15 million PPV buys

Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon

Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Championship: Half II

Date and venue: September 7, 1996, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Although Mike Tyson scored a first-round knockout, the combat is notable due to the ringside attendance of rapper Tupac Shakur, who was murdered simply hours later.

Supply: Yahoo

Manny Pacquiao v Antonio Margarito —1.15 million PPV buys

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Antonio Margarito and Manny Pacquiao.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The eighth Surprise of the World

Date and venue: November 13, 2010, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Memorable second: Manny Pacquiao brutally beat up Antonio Margarito in a savage 12-round efficiency. After the combat, Pacquiao stated: “I didn’t wish to injury him completely.” Nonetheless, Margarito, who was hospitalized, suffered everlasting injury to his proper eye.

Supply: Boxing Scene

Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Márquez IV —1.15 million PPV buys

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Juan Manuel Márquez knocks Manny Pacquiao out chilly.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Struggle of the Decade

Date and venue: December 8, 2012, on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Márquez IV had contested an enormous trilogy beforehand. All three have been thought of shut fights, with Pacquiao profitable twice and drawing the opposite. Right here, Márquez acquired revenge with a violent sixth-round end.

Supply: ESPN

Brock Lesnar v Shane Carwin — 1.16 million PPV buys

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Brock Lesnar.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 116

Date and venue: July 3, 2010, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Former WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar underlined his standing as an elite combined martial artist by retaining his heavyweight title with a second-round submission victory over Shane Carwin.

Supply: Tapology

WrestleMania 23 — 1.2 million PPV buys

Donald Trump at Wrestlemania

Donald Trump at Wrestlemania.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 23

Date and venue: April 1, 2007, at Ford Discipline in Detroit, Michigan.

Memorable second: Right here, we noticed one of many more strange moments in WWE historical past as Donald Trump’s wrestler Bobby Lashley beat WWE chairman Vince McMahon’s wrestler Umaga in a “Hair versus Hair” match. Lashley received, which means Trump acquired to shave McMahon’s head. 

Supply: WrestlingInc

Evander Holyfield v Lennox Lewis — 1.2 million PPV buys

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Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Undisputed

Date and venue: March 13, 1999, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

Memorable second: Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield fought to a controversial draw, regardless of a superior efficiency from Lewis. Rudy Giuliani, who was the mayor of New York Metropolis on the time, stated the end result was “a travesty.”

Supply: Sports activities Enterprise Journal

Jose Aldo v Conor McGregor — 1.2 million PPV buys

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 194

Date and venue: December 12, 2015, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: The Irishman was not anticipated to beat long-reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo, so it shook up the MMA world when he knocked the Brazilian out in simply 13 seconds. This was the efficiency that elevated Conor McGregor’s fame.

Supply: talkSPORT

Oscar de la Hoya v Manny Pacquiao — 1.25 million PPV buys

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Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Dream Match

Date and venue: December 6, 2008, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: On the time, there was concern Manny Pacquiao was biting off greater than he might chew by difficult a fighter a lot larger than he was. In the long run, Pacquiao pressured a ninth-round stoppage victory and introduced his presence as a pay-per-view star.

Supply: ESPN

KSI v Logan Paul — 1.3 million PPV buys

Logan Paul and KSI pay per view

Logan Paul and KSI pay per view.

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Sport: Unlicensed Boxing

Occasion: KSI vs. Logan Paul

Date and venue: August 25, 2018 on the Manchester Area in England.

Memorable second: The top, when it was throughout, so we might faux we by no means watched it.

Supply: TMZ Sports activities

Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin — 1.3 million PPV buys

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Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Supremacy

Date and venue: September 16, 2017 on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Canelo Álvarez and Gennady Golovkin might have fought twice, with each outcomes polarizing boxing followers, however you realize what? These two prizefighters deserve one another as they assure one factor: a wild brawl.

Supply: ESPN

WrestleMania XXVIII — 1.3 million PPV buys

The Rock and John Cena

The Rock and John Cena.

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Sport: Skilled wrestling/Sports activities leisure

Occasion: Wrestlemania 28

Date and venue: April 1, 2012, at Solar Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Memorable second: The primary occasion match between John Cena and The Rock was marketed a yr upfront, with a tag, “As soon as in a Lifetime.” Regardless of this, they fought once more one yr after Wrestlemania XXVIII.

Supply: WWE

Eddie Alvarez v Conor McGregor — 1.3 million PPV buys

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Conor McGregor.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 205

Date and venue: November 12, 2016, at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis.

Memorable second: Conor McGregor, already UFC featherweight champion, went as much as light-weight to problem Eddie Alvarez for the belt. McGregor received in dominant trend to develop into the primary same-time double champion in UFC historical past.

Supply: The Solar

Frank Bruno v Mike Tyson II — 1.37 million PPV buys

Frank Bruno and Mike Tyson

Frank Bruno and Mike Tyson.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Championship: Half I

Date and venue: March 16, 1996, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Mike Tyson completed Frank Bruno with a 13-punch mixture within the third spherical. Bruno by no means fought once more.

Supply: Forbes

Floyd Mayweather v Shane Mosley — 1.4 million PPV buys

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Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Who R U Choosing?

Date and venue: Could 1, 2010, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Shane Mosley buckled Floyd Mayweather’s knees with highly effective punches within the second spherical — one of many few instances Mayweather appeared legitimately troubled in an expert combat. Mayweather nonetheless received a convincing 12-round resolution, although.

Supply: LA Occasions

Felix Trinidad



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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Struggle of the Millennium

Date and venue: September 18, 1999, on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: An entertaining 12-round battle that would have gone both approach was ultimately received by Félix Trinidad. The usually mild-mannered Oscar de la Hoya left the ring swearing in each path and, although there have been requires a rematch, this was the one combat between them.

Supply: ESPN

Evander Holyfield v George Foreman – 1.4 million PPV buys

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Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Battle of the Ages

Date and venue: April 19, 1991, on the Boardwalk Corridor in Atlantic Metropolis.

Memorable second: Spherical seven. Simply watch it. And watch it once more. That spherical received Spherical of the 12 months honors in 1991. It was a heavyweight slug-fest for the ages, by which Holyfield triumphed on factors.

Supply: The Ring

Manny Pacquiao v Juan Manuel Marquez III – 1.4 million PPV buys

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The twenty fifth Spherical Begins.

Date and venue: November 12, 2011, on the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Memorable second: One other a kind of fights that would have been scored both approach, with writers divided as to who ought to have received. Even the judges have been cut up 2-1, however Manny Pacquiao had the sting.

Supply: Boxing Scene

Conor McGregor v Nate Diaz — 1.5 million PPV buys

Nate Diaz chokes Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz chokes Conor McGregor.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 196

Date and venue: March 5, 2016, at MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Conor McGregor had already received UFC world titles at featherweight and light-weight. Right here, he went up one other division to tackle Nate Diaz at welterweight. The load class was one bounce too many as Diaz submitted him with a rear bare choke within the second spherical.

Supply: MMA Combating

Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor III — 1.504 million PPV buys

Conor McGregor was extremely angry after his second loss of the year.

Conor McGregor.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 264

Date and venue: July 10, 2021, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier went to conflict for a 3rd and ultimate time in a trilogy that the Irishman misplaced, as he suffered a damaged leg on the finish of the primary spherical that thus awarded Poirier the win. Much more memorable, although, was the way in which by which McGregor responded to the loss as he screamed obscenities from the ground, regardless of the nasty harm. He was ultimately strapped to a stretcher and brought out of the sector.

Supply: Tapology

Mike Tyson v Peter McNeeley — 1.55 million PPV buys

Peter McNeeley and Mike Tyson

Peter McNeeley and Mike Tyson.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: He is Again

Date and venue: August 19, 1995, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: This was the primary time Mike Tyson had fought since serving three years in jail for a rape conviction. The combat lasted 89 seconds. Peter McNeeley’s supervisor bumped into the ring to avoid wasting his fighter from taking any extra punishment, which means Tyson received by disqualification.

Supply: Forbes

Mike Tyson v Evander Holyfield — 1.59 million PPV buys

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Lastly

Date and venue: November 9, 1996, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Evander Holyfield grew to become the primary fighter since Muhammad Ali to win the world heavyweight championship for the third time. Holyfield, the challenger, stood as much as Mike Tyson’s aggressive model and claimed a shocking eleventh spherical knockout win.

Supply: Forbes

Brock Lesnar v Frank Mir II — 1.6 million PPV buys

Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar

Frank Mir and Brock Lesnar.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 100

Date and venue: July 11, 2009, on the Mandalay Bay Occasions Middle in Las Vegas.

Memorable moments: UFC 100, the a centesimal pay-per-view occasion within the firm’s historical past, was thought of to be the MMA Occasion of the 12 months. Georges St-Pierre retained his welterweight title in opposition to Thiago Alves, and Dan Henderson knocked out Michael Bisping with a savage, career-changing punch. Within the headlining combat, Brock Lensar badly bloodied Frank Mir en path to a second-round stoppage win.

Supply: Yahoo

Dustin Poirier v Conor McGregor II — 1.6 million PPV buys

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor faced-off ahead of UFC 257 earlier this year.

Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.

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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 257

Date and venue: January 24, 2021, on the Etihad Area in Abu Dhabi.

Memorable moments: Conor McGregor returned to the Octagon in the course of the pandemic, at {a partially} behind-closed-doors occasion on “Struggle Island” in Abu Dhabi, UAE, solely to get brutally knocked out within the second spherical due to Dustin Poirier’s ferocity. American MMA fighter Poirier rose to the event to complete McGregor in model, in one of many best-selling MMA occasions in historical past.

Supply: Tapology

Mike Tyson v Roy Jones Jr. — 1.6 million PPV buys

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Lockdown Knockdown

Date and venue: November 28, 2020, at Staples Middle in Los Angeles.

Memorable moments: Two of boxing’s best-ever boxers, Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., returned to the ring of their 50s for an exhibition that additional showcased web movie star Jake Paul as an attraction. Although no official end result could possibly be declared by nature of the exhibition, Tyson appeared to have had the sting after the eight-round move-around. He stated in his post-fight interview that he smoked a spliff previous to the exhibition, and stated he’d do all of it once more.

Supply: USA Right now

Nate Diaz v Conor McGregor II — 1.65 million PPV buys

Conor McGregor Nate Diaz



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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 202

Date and venue: August 20, 2016, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: That is the evening Conor McGregor avenged his earlier defeat. In his rematch in opposition to Nate Diaz, he knocked his opponent down and claimed a five-round resolution victory. UFC 202 was the primary occasion underneath the brand new possession of WME-IMG, which had simply spent $4 billion shopping for the corporate from Zuffa. It’s the second-best-selling MMA pay-per-view of all time.

Supply: MMA Combating

Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson — 1.97 million PPV buys

Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis

Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: Lewis–Tyson: Is On

Date and venue: June 8, 2002, on the Pyramid Area in Memphis, Tennessee.

Memorable second: A press convention brawl involving each boxers and their respective entourages constructed extra curiosity in Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson’s ruckus. Lewis knocked Tyson down a number of instances and claimed a giant eighth-round knockout win.

Supply: Yahoo Sports activities

Evander Holyfield v Mike Tyson II — 1.99 million PPV buys

Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson

The chew combat.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Sound and the Fury

Date and venue: June 28, 1997, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Mike Tyson bit off a part of Evander Holyfield’s ear. Why? Who is aware of, however perhaps it had one thing to do with the truth that, up till that time, Holyfield was simply defeating Tyson (once more). No one is aware of the occasion as “The Sound and the Fury.” It is now referred to as “The Chunk Struggle.” Tyson was clearly disqualified.

Supply: LA Occasions

Floyd Mayweather v Canelo Álvarez — 2.2 million PPV buys

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez misplaced to Floyd Mayweather in 2013.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The One

Date and venue: September 14, 2013, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Canelo Álvarez was one of many rising stars of boxing. Floyd Mayweather was the veteran. It might have been a passing of the torch. As an alternative, it was traditional Mayweather, handing one more glorious opponent a 12-round resolution loss.

Supply: Yahoo Sports activities

Oscar de la Hoya v Floyd Mayweather — 2.4 million PPV buys

Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather

Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The World Awaits

Date and venue: Could 5, 2007, on the MGM Grand Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: Floyd Mayweather’s split-decision victory over Oscar de la Hoya propelled him to celebrity standing. Essentially the most lasting characteristic of the combat was that it launched the massively standard “24/7” TV collection on HBO. This system adopted the fighters round as they acquired on with their day-to-day lives earlier than combat evening. The platform continues to be used at this time.

Supply: Yahoo Sports activities

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor — 2.5 million PPV buys

Khabib Nurmagomedov knocks Conor McGregor down


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Sport: Combined martial arts

Occasion: UFC 229

Date and venue: October 6, 2018, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: The UFC 229 most important occasion between the reigning UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor attracted an enormous quantity of eyes to tv units on October 6, 2018 — and with good purpose.

The rivalry between the 2 fighters was private. Nurmagomedov dominated McGregor within the Octagon, and even incited a riot cage-side simply moments later. It’s going to probably stay probably the most talked-about MMA combat for a very long time.

Supply: MMA Junkie

Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor — 4.3 million PPV buys

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather.

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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Largest Struggle in Fight Sports activities Historical past

Date and venue: August 26, 2017, on the T-Cell Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: The build-up to Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s landmark bout featured a four-city tour. The promotion was unprecedented and epic, however controversial. The combat, although, was nowhere close to as thrilling, as Mayweather coasted to a straight-forward Tenth-round stoppage victory.

Supply: MMA Combating

Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao — 4.6 million PPV buys

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao



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Sport: Boxing

Occasion: The Struggle of the Century

Date and venue: Could 2, 2015, on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Las Vegas.

Memorable second: The bout was six years within the making and, judging by the combat, it was six years too late. Manny Pacquiao wasn’t in a position to correctly apply his swarming preventing model as Floyd Mayweather was expertly using his defensive sport. One other 12-round resolution win for the American.

Supply: Boxing Scene

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