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UFC Heavyweight Championship Match, Highest Earning Pay-Per-View Event

Written on June 15, 2011 by Lulu

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As the previous records says, heavyweight championship match ups is the highest paid pay per view events that UFC offers to its fans.

There’s no other sports that can fill its fans’ adrenaline at the same level as a mixed martial arts showdown does. As defeated Shane Carwin to secure the slot for the No. 1 contender for the , he’ll be facing as soon as the champ fully recovers from his shoulder injury.

According to a report from Wikipedia, four out of the six highest selling pay per views have been a heavyweight match — and is always there. But now, as Cain Velasquez annihilated at UFC 121, it will be too interesting if he can replace the former heavyweight king in the eyes of UFC’s fans as the Man who defeated the Man.

The UFC heavyweight champion title is very inactive with these past years, making it more interesting to watch when somebody challenge the reigning champion for the title. The title is only up for grab twice in nearly two years after Brock Lesnar destroys Frank Mir at UFC 100 in July 2009. Then he take a rest off for almost a year because of his diverticulitis, then returned to defeat Shane Carwin. The former champ’s annihilation comes next as he faces Cain Velasquez and defeated him to obtain the crown. However, Cain Velasquez’s win doesn’t come without a price. He suffered a shoulder injury from his match against Beock Lesnar, making him unavailable to fight again for several months. This also put the crown frozen in ice again.

But these circumstances makes the heavyweight championship showdown attract more attention from the fans. As two great heavyweight fighters, the No. 1 contender – Junior Dos Santos – and the reigning UFC heavyweight champion – Cain Velasquez – face each other. Both are athletic and well trained guys. They also compete in the same weight that will erase the issue about having a bigger guy destroying the smaller one. This might be the greatest heavyweight championship match-up since Fedor Emelianenko vs Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic in August 2005.

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