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UFC 96 Estimated PPV Buy Rate; UFC 80-96 in Numbers

UFC Estimated PPV Buy Rates


In The Weekly Wrap, Jack Encarnacao communicates the information from Dave Meltzer:

The pay-per-view buy rate for UFC 96 on March 7th gives the best indication to date of the singular drawing power of Quinton Jackson, who headlined the event against Keith Jardine. The show drew about 350,000 buys, according to The Wrestling Observer. Unlike most of his other UFC bouts, Jackson's fight against Jardine positioned him as the main draw on an entire card, which was low on star power. The UFC sought to match Rashad Evans with Jackson on the show, but the fight would have come too soon after Evans’ title victory over Forrest Griffin in December.

 

Main Event

Location

PPV/ Rating

Gate

Salary

Bonuses

UFC 80

Jan. 19, 2008

B.J. Penn vs. Joe Stevenson

Newcastle, England

225,000 buys

$1,250,000

 

 

$35k each

$140k total

UFC 81

Feb. 2, 2008

Nogueira vs. Sylvia

Lesnar vs. Mir

Las Vegas, Nevada

600,000 buys

$2,437,890

$892,000

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 82

March 1, 2008

Silva vs. Henderson

Columbus, Ohio

325,000 buys

$2,200,000

$932,000

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 83

April 19, 2008

St. Pierre vs. Serra

Montreal, Canada

530,000 buys

$5,100,000

 

 

$75k each

$300k total

UFC 84

May 24, 2008

Penn vs. Sherk

Las Vegas, Nevada

475,000 buys

$3,732,000

$1,098,000

$75k each

$300k total

UFC 85

June 7, 2008

Alves vs. Hughes

London, England

225,000 buys

$2,930,000

 

 

$50k each

$200k total

UFC 86

Jul. 5, 2008

Griffin vs. Jackson

Las Vegas, Nevada

540,000 buys

$3,350,730

$943,000

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 87

Aug. 9, 2008

St. Pierre vs. Fitch

Lesnar vs. Herring

Minneapolis, Minnesota

625,000 buys

$2,252,000

 

 

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 88

Sep. 6, 2008

Evans vs. Liddell

Atlanta, Georgia

480,000 buys

$2,600,000

$1,270,000

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 89

Oct. 18, 2008

Bisping vs. Leben

Birmingham, England

1.7 HH rating

2.6 mil viewers

 

 

 

 

$40k each

$160k total

UFC 90

Oct. 25, 2008

Silva vs. Cote

Chicago, Illinois

Trending 300,000 buys

$2,800,000

 

 

$65k each

$260k total

UFC 91

Nov. 15, 2008

Couture vs. Lesnar

Las Vegas, Nevada

920,000 buys

1,010,000 buys

$4,815,675

$1,118,000

$60k each

$240k total

UFC 92

Dec. 27, 2008

Evans vs. Griffin

Las Vegas, Nevada

1 mil buys

$3,468,440

$1,381,000

$60k each

$180k total

UFC 93

Jan. 17, 2009

Franklin vs. Henderson

Dublin, Ireland

Trending 320,000 buys

$1,300,000

 

 

$40k each

$240k total

UFC 94

Jan. 31, 2009

St. Pierre vs. B.J. Penn

Las Vegas, Nevada

1 mil buys

$4,290,020

$1,091,000

$65k each

$325k total

UFC 95

Feb. 21, 2009

Sanchez vs. Stevenson

London, England

1.6 HH rating

2.4 mil viewers

$1,000,000

 

 

$40k each

$160k total

UFC 96

March 7, 2009

Jackson vs. Jardine

Columbus, Ohio

350,000 buys

$1,800,000

$762,000

$60k each

$180k total

UFC 97

April 18, 2009

Silva vs. Leites

Liddell vs. Rua

Montreal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFC 98

May 23, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UFC 99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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