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October 8, 2018 Wrestling Observer Newsletter: Massive UFC 229 expectations, plus tons of news

The biggest show of the year, and if we are to believe that early trending figures are accurate, a show that will blow away all previous MMA numbers, UFC 229, takes place on 10/6 at the T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

I want to mention that before the first MSG show we were told about ridiculous trends and biggest ever and two million buys and it didn’t come remotely close. That was Conor McGregor’s last fight, so it’s easy to be skeptical of 2.2 million to 2.6 million projections or Dana White’s publicly throwing around the three million number.

Based on beyond record presales I’ve been told the company would actually be disappointed with a two million buy number at this point.

The one thing is the big ones are the hardest to predict, because so much of this depends on the cultural buzz the day of the show. B

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