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The 16 Biggest Pay-Per-View Buys In UFC History

The 16 Biggest Pay-Per-View Buys In UFC History

The blockbuster UFC lightweight championship clash between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor remains the promotion's biggest ever pay-per-view.

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UFC 229 garnered a reported 2,400,000 PPV buys and is the company's first and only event to crack the 2 million mark.

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The show back in October 2018 overtook the huge UFC 202 headlined by Nate Diaz vs. McGregor II, which brought in a believed 1,650,000 PPV buys.

The massive UFC 100 enters the list at No.3 with a whopping 1,600,000 PPV buys. The momentous card featured three massive fights in Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson, Georges St-Pierre vs. Thiago Alves and Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir.

The first meeting between Diaz and McGregor at UFC 196 pulled in 1,500,000 PPV buys and the Irishman stopping Jose Aldo in record time at UFC 194 raked in 1,400,000 PPV buys.

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UFC's debut show at the iconic Madison Square Garden, which featured not one but THREE title fights, UFC 200, UFC 116 as well as UFC 193 and UFC 207, which both featured Ronda Rousey, make up the top ten.

Check out the full list below.

16. UFC 92: Evans vs. Griffin - 1,000,000 - $48 million

15. UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar - 1,010,000 - $47 million

14. UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II - 1,025,000 - $57 million

13. UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez - 1,050,000 - $45 million

12. UFC 114: 'Rampage' vs. Evans - 1,050,000 - $51 million

11. UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz II - 1,050,000 - $53 million

9. UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey - 1,100,000 - $60 million

9. UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm - 1,100,000 - $60 million

8. UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin - 1,160,000 - $55 million

7. UFC 200: Tate vs. Nunes - 1,200,000 - $71 million

6. UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor - 1,300,000 - $83 million

5. UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor - 1,400,000 - $80 million

4. UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz - 1,500,000 - $80 million

3. UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir II - 1,600,000 - $82 million

2. UFC 202: Diaz vs. McGregor II - 1,650,000 - $90 million

1. UFC 229: Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor - 2,400,000 - $180 million

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, MMA News, Fight News, UFC, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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