It looks like UFC 219 ended up being one of the year’s best for the company, in terms of pay-per-view numbers.
According to a new report from MMA Fighting.com and veteran journalist, Dave Meltzer, the December 30th card is believed to have sold between 340,000 to 380,000 PPVs. If those preliminary figures are on point, it would make UFC 219 the third best, selling PPV for the UFC last year. The only cards that are believed to have performed better are UFC 214, which featured Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2, and UFC 217, which was headlined by Michael Bisping vs. Georges St. Pierre.
UFC 219 saw featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” take on Holly Holm in the main event, in what was one of the most highly anticipated female fights in the promotion’s history. The recent card also featured the return of lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, who battled Edson Barboza.
So, while these numbers are nowhere near the UFC’s PPV records, they do indicate that the headliners, and the co-headliners, are a sizeable draw.