UFC 220 Brings in Estimated 350,000 PPV Buys (Report)

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Estimates for the UFC 220 buyrate are in.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that the event looks to have brought in around 350,000 pay-per-view buys. UFC 220 featured two title bouts. In the main event, Stipe Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight gold against Francis Ngannou. Daniel Cormier finished Volkan Oezdemir in the second round to retain his light heavyweight title.

Miocic and Cormier are set to clash in the main event of UFC 226 on July 7 for Miocic’s title.

The Observer notes that while the numbers certainly aren’t bad, it was expected to do a bit better than UFC 219. Get the lowdown below:

“Based on the last word, the 1/27 PPV from Boston with the Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier vs. Volkan Oezdemir double headliner looks to have done about 350,000 buys. The estimates are about the same or just slightly down from the Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm fight four weeks earlier. The Cyborg vs. Holm fight was considered to have overperformed based on expectations, while the next show was expected to do better.”

To compare, UFC 218 back in December is estimated at 230,000 buys. On the higher end, UFC 217 did around 875,000 buys. Outside of UFC 214, 217, and 219, you’ll have to go back to 207 to find better numbers than 220.

What do you think fight fans? Are these solid numbers for the UFC 220 PPV? Let your voice be heard in the comments section below.

5 COMMENTS

  1. With how buyrates have been, this is about what you’d expect. I’m sure the UFC was hoping to crack 400k with two title bouts, but cards like UFC 226 are more likely to get them there

  2. I saw some people commenting who were convinced it would do 400k or 450k. I was skeptical myself due to how ppv buys have been without the proven draws

  3. Respectable number, although MMA media and fans will probably trash it. It is, however, a scary indication of things to come if the “biggest fight they can make” between Stipe and DC. were the two established stars in the advertised fights that drew the 350k buys. #SaveUsConor

  4. Me too. Some die-hard MMA fans know a fight is big but don’t realize it’s not a big draw. It might feel enormous to them because they’re immersed in the MMA world, but having a grasp on when things reach outside that bubble is hard to get good at.

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