Why an Ortiz vs. Jackson-headlined PPV makes sense for Bellator

Thursday August 8th, 2013
Viacom and Spike TV hope polarizing former UFC champion Tito Ortiz will draw fans to Bellator MMA's first pay-per-view event on Nov. 2.
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"The UFC is a pay-per-view business. That's what fuels 80-85 percent of all their revenues. Month in, month out, whether they have good fights or not, they still do pay-per-views, as we saw last Saturday [with UFC 163.]." said Rebney. "That is their business dynamic. Ours will not become that. When we have a big card and great fights, we might do pay-per-views, but it will be card specific. We are a free TV vehicle. That is our primary driver."

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