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Report: UFC 108 Pay-Per-View Buys “Lowest In Several Years”

UFC 108 Evans vs Silva PosterUFC 108, the UFC’s most-recent pay-per-view event which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas and featured a main event between Rashad Evans and Thiago Silva, did just 255,000 to 270,000 pay-per-view buys, according to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer, which added that the figure is the “lowest in several years” for a North American UFC pay-per-view event.

The number is down from the 400,000 to 500,000 buys UFC President Dana White estimated at the post-UFC 108 press conference and is also off the reported 620,000 buys for December’s UFC 107, which was headlined by BJ Penn vs. Diego Sanchez.

UFC 108 was plagued with injuries, with proposed main events between middleweight champ Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort, heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin, and heavyweight contenders Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Cain Velasquez all scratched due to injury.

The Evans-Silva main event was ultimately joined on the UFC 108 main card by Dustin Hazelett vs. Paul Daley, Joe Lauzon vs. Sam Stout, Jim Miller vs. Duane Ludwig, and Junior dos Santos vs. Gilbert Yvel.

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