BKFC Falls Way Short Of Owner’s Estimates

Earlier this week, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship founder David Feldman claimed that their initial Pay-Per-View offering BKFC 6 will make 200,000 buys.

Per Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting, early estimates are showing around 18,000 buys on traditional pay-per-view, with no numbers coming from digital partners, which rarely match the same numbers as traditional pay-per-view.

“We got our digital numbers right away” Feldman told MMA Junkie. “In April, we did a certain amount, and in June, we did six times that digitally. It’s given us a gauge that we’re gong to end up at the 200,000 line.”

18,000 buys can be considered a good number for an initial pay-per-view effort, but following all of Feldman’s hype, can only be considered a disappointment for the one-year-old organization’s followers and fighters.

The fallout feels similar to November’s Golden Boy MMA event, which was expected internally to sell between 200-400,000 buys, landing only 25,000 with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz headlining a very thin card from The Forum in Los Angeles.


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