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UFC 228: Woodley Vs. Till Reportedly Does Awful PPV Numbers

Despite its status as perhaps the year’s best fight-card to date, September’s UFC 228 has reportedly performed poorly in terms of pay-per-view buys.

It was a truly fantastic card. The fans were treated to vicious finishes aplenty and with a main-event pairing as tantalising a prospect as Tyron Woodley vs. Darren Till – the whole night did have a special feel.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like many people tuned in to watch the action unfold live.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter/MMAFighting, UFC 228 only managed to bring in a buy-rate of 130,000 – a number that puts it on par with UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold.

If this figure is, in fact, true, that would leave UFC 228 as the seventh most-bought event of the year out of the nine featured to date.

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 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

Overall, it has been a pretty poor year for the promotion’s PPV’s but with the return of Conor McGregor set for next weekend – you’d expect him to blow all of the year’s efforts to date out of the water.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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