The UFC has officially announced the televised main card for UFC 91 (November 15th, Las Vegas), and if they were hoping that sales of their high-end tickets would pick up, this probably isn’t going to help. Here’s what we’ll be seeing on the pay-per-view:
You know there’s a problem when a TUF winner vs. an Octagon newbie has the #3 spot. And Nick Catone isn’t the only newcomer on the main card — KOTC/Gladiators Fighting Series vet Josh Hendricks will be making his UFC debut against Gabriel Gonzaga; Hendricks is 10-0 with 1 no-contest in his last 11 matches, while Gonzaga is coming off his first win in three fights (a first-round sub of Justin McCully at UFC 86). While the undercard matches could provide some interesting moments, they won’t drive live ticket sales either. As of now, the prelims will play out like this:
Dana White predicts UFC 91 will break one million PPV buys. Is that realistic if Randy vs. Brock is the only high-powered match on the card?
But maybe this will make up for it: MMABay.co.uk passes along the rumor that the UFC is trying to plan something extra special for their 100th pay-per-view event on the July 4th weekend — a card where every title will be on the line.