The pay-per-view buy-rate estimates for last weekend’s UFC 230 have reportedly been released according to WON.
And to be honest, if you’re looking at these numbers from the perspective of the UFC brass, it’s not exactly anything to celebrate about.
According to reports made by WON, UFC 230 brought in an estimated 250,000 views.
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) November 8, 2018
For context, this is how it sits within the year’s PPV events.
UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor – 2,400,000
UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier – 380,000
UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou – 380,000
UFC 223: Nurmagomedov vs. Iaquinta – 350,000
UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt II – 300,000
UFC 222: Cyborg vs. Kunitskaya – 260,000
UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis – 250,000
UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero – 250,000
UFC 228: Woodley vs. Till – 130,000
UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold – 130,000
UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington – 85,000
That leaves UFC 230 tied with UFC 225 – a card that featured the return of wrestling superstar CM Punk – and just short of UFC 222, which was headlined by Cris Cyborg.
Cormier managed to defeat Derrick Lewis pretty handily in the night’s main-event and now, with the prospect of a potentially huge showdown with Brock Lesnar on the cards, one would have to assume that his next numbers will be much higher.
Who knows, though, with Jon Jones fighting at UFC 232 against Alexander Gustafsson, we wouldn’t be surprised if he attempted to hijack that fight for himself – especially when you consider that it was his plan originally after UFC 214.
The UFC like PPV draws and Jon is proven to be the bigger draw between him and Cormier.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena