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    Posted: 24 Dec 2020 at 1:06pm
So you have built up a stable of several fighters, and have managed to get you rep up to over 600.
If you have been putting on a lot of shows in your first year, you are also at the point where your fighters are ready to step up and get in contention for regional or even national titles.  Or you may have picked up already experienced free agents who are looking for competitive fights.

Now you are looking to get your fighters in contention for titles, booking larger venues and making money from shows.

You need to be building up your capital as you will have contract renewals coming up, and also you monthly HQ costs are higher due to your higher reputation.

Here are a few hints;

Matchmaking:  
If your fighters need competitive fights, you can still use trainer recommendations to get opponents your fighter can realistically beat.  Even if your fighter has experience against every style, getting more rounds under the belt will help your fighters overall experience, so its worth getting in a few non-title competitive fights before gunning for a title.
Alternatively, if your fighter has amazing stats, not as much experience is required, and you can just try guiding him to a title fight.  To get there, look for opponents ahead of your man in the rankings.  If you can't get such fights, just look for opponents around the same class or higher - this will still help you climb the rankings.  You may need to start bringing in opponents from further afield, but try not to go too far, as you still want to make sure your shows are making a profit.
If you schedule a significant fight, have a look at your fighters trainer's gym to make sure you have suitable sparring opponents.  You want someone with decent class with the same style and stance as the opponent and within 2 weightclasses of your fighter.  If there is not such a fighter, you may want to invite a sparring partner to the gym.  To do this, go to the Training screen for your fighter and select Invite Sparring Partner from the drop down.  Try to find someone with decent class, and not too far away to keep expenses down.  When selecting the number of weeks, make sure sparring is complete at least 1 week before the fight, as any sparring after this date won't help the fight prep.

Shows: 
By now you will have developed a reasonable idea of how many tickets certain matchups will sell.
There will be occasions when a suitabley sized venue does not exist - they are either too big or too small.  If this happens, you can book a smaller venue and increase the ticket prices, or you can book a larger venue and decrease the ticket prices.  If you judge it right, you will still sell out the venue.  Obviously, its better to get the smaller venue as larger ones cost more to book and cost more in expenses as well.
If you have plenty of unsold tickets, you can either try adding marketing to the fight, or have it as an open show and hope that other players and AI offer to put fights on the show to increase ticket sales.  If the show is far enough in advance and there is a local AI show around the same date, the AI will offer up to 3 fights at a time to go on your show which is useful for completing your shows lineup.

TV:
If you have fighters coming through with title positions, its worth getting a TV deal.
Although you have a decent rep as a Promoter, you do not yet have a reputation with TV companies, so the deals you will be offered at this stage will still be the lowest level and won't make you a lot of money.  However, each fulfilled tv date will add more tv rep, and help you earn better tv deals in the future.  Note that not fulfilling a tv date will lose you rep though.
When requesting a tv deal at this point, you might just want to limit it to a couple of dates over 5 months so you have more of a chance of fulfilling the dates either with your own fighters or a purse bid.

Purse Bids:
These can be a financially rewarding way of getting extra ticket sales for your show and/or fulfilling a tv date.
When looking at a purse bid, you will see a minimum and what the fighters expect.  If it does not show what the fighters expect, then it is likely that the fight will not make more money than the purse bid minimum so may not be worth it unless you just want to use it for TV purposes.  The AI involved in the regions of the 2 fighters involved in a purse bid, will always make a bid.  They will always bid at least the minimum expected by the fighters as well.  If its the AIs own fighter and its a significant title, then they may bid even more to try get the fight on their own show.

Streaming:
Buying streaming capability and adding streaming to non-televised shows can help get your fighters exposure as well as make a bit of extra money.  This is similiar to PPV (not discussed in this thread), but you have complete control in setting the price etc.  As it costs 3k just to add streaming to the show, you might want to be sure there are enough decent fights to sell the streams to make up this 3k.  A proportion of any sales above this 3k are used to increase the fight purses, with around 30% going into your Show profits.  Its best to set an initial price of 3rq, as long as you have at least one 2* fight on the show.  Based on this you can experiment a bit to see what works well for your future streamed shows.


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