All the late news enclosing the UFC’so move of this Dec. 2-9 pay per view series from Las Vegas to Los Angeles may have inconvenienced every fighter on the series, every fan who had originally bought tickets to the series and everybody involved in putting the series on, however it doesn’t even check out have been as much of a economic disaster to the UFC as had been feared.
The quantity are the UFC’s second-biggest of 2018, monitoring only the nearly 2.4 million to its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight on Oct. 6. The single other pay per view event of 2018 to conquer this number might have been the Sept. 15 Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin fight, which did approximately 1.1 million buys.
The amount had been well above many expectations for its series, with the impression being that the news coverage of this Jon Jones controversial drug test results which caused the venue move less than 1 week before the series generated a lot more comprehension of this celebration, which combined with a strong top-two struggles and Christmas weekend together with families getting together historically staying beneficial to UFC pay-per-view numbers.
The former UFC champion’s reunite after 17 months off due to a drug suspension saw him face alexander-gustafsson , who had come closer to beating him cleanly than any competitor from the now two time light heavy weight champion’s livelihood. Jones’ lone loss, a controversial disqualification early in his own career into Matt Hamill, was at a fight he was completely dominant in.
The quantity firmly sets Jones as one of UFC’s three biggest draws. McGregor is demonstrably the biggest, and also depending how Nurmagomedov does when he’s maybe not confronting McGregor, he could be inside the No. 2 position.
The fight could be strongly claimed as, as it came to trick grade fighters, even being among the biggest women’so fight in UFC history. Nunes had two wins over Valentina Shevchenko and also the stoppages of both Ronda Rousey along with Miesha Tate. Cyborg came into the fight undefeated over the previous 13 years, and had not even had a heavily competitive fight since coming into the U.S.
While Nunes had not proven to be draw her , even after her win within Rousey, she had been part of huge pay-per-views previously against ta te and in her primary event against Rousey. Cyborg had which may be one of UFC’s biggest attractions, male or female, in the past few years.
The very initial Jones vs. Gustafsson fight, at 2013, was projected at doing just over 300,000 buys.
UFC 232 could be near the top of Jones struggles in his career, monitoring his two games together with Daniel Cormier, which had a thick grudge match build, and at precisely exactly the same range as his 2012 fight with Rashad Evans, which also experienced a thick personal issue build.