While UFC 197 served as the highly anticipated return of Jon Jones, and was also another dominant performance for UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, the event fell a bit short in terms of pay-per view buys considering Jones was fighting for the first time in nearly two years.
UFC 182: Jones vs. Cormier: 800,000
UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira: 350,000
UFC 165: Jones vs. Gustafsson: 310,000
UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen: 530,000
UFC 152: Jones vs. Belfort: 450,000