Jones + Cormier + Cyborg = 850,00 Buys for UFC 214
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported on Monday that the July 29th event, which was headlined by a rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, drew in roughly 850,000 buys.
Sources: Current estimate for UFC 214 is 850,000 PPV buys. Includes US, Canada Australia + digital platforms like https://t.co/9GinuIEOk8
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 7, 2017
That number beats the first time Jones and Cormier faced off at UFC 182, in 2015 by 50,000 buys. and with UFC 214 doing 700,000 more than the previous Pay-per-view effort from the combat sports giant, it is safe to assume that Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier, and Cris Cyborg will be mainstay main eventers for UFC in the future, especially the returning Jones who may be considered the number two draw after Conor McGregor. That can be attributed to the potential retirement of Ronda Rousey, and the name recognition Jones has in the mainstream sports culture, but a big boost for UFC heading into the rest of 2017.
Original Report: Bloody Elbow