Report: Early PPV buy estimates for UFC 215 and 216 are not looking good

October 12, 2017 10:57 am by Russell Ess
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The UFC has had some really entertaining fight cards recently with title fights taking place on the pay-per-view cards. However, it seems things have not gone so well with the pay-per-view buys over the last two UFC pay-per-view events.

According to MMA insider @jedigoodman, the early estimated buy rates per Dave Meltzer have failed to go over 200,000.

Goodman tweeted the following on Thursday morning: “Meltzer early estimates for #UFC215: 100k buys & #UFC216: 120k buys
#UFC”

Amanda Nunes Valentina Shevchenko

UFC 215 was headlined with the UFC women’s bantamweight title fight between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Valentina Shevchenko where Nunes was able to defend her title with a close split decision victory. The co-main event featured former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos vs Neil Magny after Demetrious Johnson vs Ray Borg was canceled and rescheduled due to Borg being deemed unfit to fight by medical staff. Dos Anjos won by arm-triangle submission in the first round.

UFC 216

UFC 216 took place over the weekend and featured two title fights on the card. In the main event of the evening, Tony Ferguson submitted Kevin Lee in the third round with a triangle choke to become the new UFC interim lightweight champion. In the co-main event of the evening, Demetrious Johnson made history by setting the new record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history with 11, surpassing former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. “Mighty Mouse” made history in style, putting together a highlight reel suplex to armbar submission that had everyone in awe.

The next UFC pay-per-view event is UFC 217, which will feature three title fights and will be the return of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. St-Pierre will challenge UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for his title on November 4. UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will look to defend his title against former champion and former teammate TJ Dillashaw and Joanna Jedrzejczyk will look to defend her UFC women’s strawweight title against Rose Namajunas.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/12/2017.


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