UFC 259’s Reported PPV Buyrate Revealed
UFC 259 is in the books and the reported pay-per-view numbers are in.
The event was held inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jan Blachowicz put his title on the line against middleweight titleholder Israel Adesanya. Blachowicz retained his gold via unanimous decision. Adesanya’s title wasn’t at stake.
Also featured on the card were two other title fights. Amanda Nunes successfully defended her UFC Women’s Featherweight Title against Megan Anderson via first-round armbar. Aljamain Sterling defeated Petr Yan via disqualification to capture the UFC Bantamweight Championship.
A report from the Sports Business Journal reveals that the estimated buyrate for UFC 259 is 800,000. 600,000 of those buys were domestic, with the other 200,000 being international.
Here are the full results for UFC 259.
Main Card (PPV)
Jan Blachowicz def. Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-45, 49-45)
Amanda Nunes def. Megan Anderson via submission (armbar) – R1, 2:03
Aljamain Sterling def. Petr Yan via DQ – R4, 4:29
Islam Makhachev def. Drew Dober via submission (arm triangle) – R3, 1:37
Aleksandar Rakic def. Thiago Santos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Dominick Cruz def. Casey Kenney via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Kyler Phillips def. Song Yadong via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Aksar Askarov def. Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Kai Kara-France def. Rogerio Bontorin via TKO – R1, 4:55
Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Carlos Ulberg via TKO – R2, 3:19
Sean Brady def. Jake Matthews via sub (arm triangle) – R3, 3:28
Amanda Lemos def. Livia Renata Souza via TKO – R1, 3:39
Uros Medic def. Aalon Cruz via TKO – R1, 1:40
Trevin Jones def. Mario Bautista via TKO – R2, 0:40