The Daily Recap: UFC 141 PPV Buys Estimated at 750,000, Two UFC Vets to Bellator & More

Brock Lesnar. Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC.

The Daily Recap is a collection of news and notes from around the web that will be posted at the end of each day. Bout signings, injury news and much more can all be found here.

— Dave Meltzer and his Wrestling Observer Newsletter has released an estimate of pay-per-view buys for last weekend's UFC 141 event, which was headlined by Alistair Overeem sending Brock Lesnar into retirement with a first-round TKO win. According to Meltzer, the official number of buys hovers somewhere in between the 750,000 and 810,000 mark, which is good news for the UFC since it has been a down year in sales. Meltzer also added that if the event took place on New Year's Eve, buys could have exceeded one million. [Bloody Elbow via F4W]

— UFC veterans Brian Foster and Jon Madsen have both reportedly been booked to participate in Bellator's upcoming respective welterweight and heavyweight tournaments later this year. Foster will participate in an eight-man 170 lb tourney starting in March while Madsen is expected to be a contender in a field of heavyweights in the second half of 2012. [Sherdog & MMA Junkie]

— The UFC continued to confirm matchups for their upcoming cards, annoucing the following today: T.J. Dillashaw vs. Walel Watson and Jonathan Brookins vs. Vagner Rocha at UFC on Fuel 1 as well as Mackens Semerizer facing Robert Peralta at UFC on FX 2. []

— Mac Danzig has revealed that his next bout will take place at UFC 145 in March against fellow former "Ultimate Fighter" winner Efrain Escudero, who fell in his UFC return last weekend, dropping a decision to Jacob Volkmann. Danzig enters the bout after splitting his last four fights, most recently losing a three-round battle in a rematch against Matt Wiman in October. []

— Reigning King of the Cage bantamweight title holder Jared Papazian has reportedly agreed to step in as a late replacement opponent for Mike Easton on the undercard of UFC on FX 1 in Nashville, Tennessee on January 20. Papazian fills in for Ken Stone, who was forced off of the card earlier this week due to injury. [MMA Weekly]


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