Weidman/Silva II PPV estimated at 1.1 million viewers

Posted: January 10, 2014 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news

bathing_in_moneyWord is coming out that UFC 168 did a huge number at the PPV box office last month. In fact, it looks like the Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva re-match has eclipsed the 1 million mark. Dave Meltzer from The Wrestling Observer is projecting a number as high as 1.1 million.

That’s good enough to make UFC 168 one of the highest selling PPVs of all time. The top of that list of course belongs to UFC 100, headlined by Brock Lesnar destroying Frank Mir, at about 1.6 million. Next is UFC 116, again headlined by Lesnar, this time against Shane Carwin.

Weidman/Silva II falls somewhere below those two, depending on final numbers. It should be comparable to other events in that 1.1 range—UFC 158 (GSP/Diaz); UFC 66 (Liddell/Ortiz II); and UFC 121 (Lesnar/Velasquez).

Those are huge numbers, and kind of shocking. I expected UFC 168 to be the biggest event of the year—especially with the double main event—but 1.1 million is enormous.

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