UFC’s 2017 Pay-Per-View Buy Report

The UFC is having a tough time this year when it comes to selling pay-per-view events.

Last Saturday, UFC 211 took place, which was the biggest card of the year so far when it comes to star power.

The event featured two title fights and many other fights included former champions and top contenders.

Despite the big names, UFC 211 looks to have sold just about as many pay-per-views as the other two UFC pay-per-views events that have taken place this year.

UFC 209, 210, and 211 appear so have sold around 300,000 pay-per-views according to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Both UFC 209 and 210 only featured one title fight and had much weaker undercards when it comes to ranked contenders.

However, UFC 211’s prelims and fight coverage on FX and FOX Sports 1 received much higher ratings compared to the other pay-per-view events to take place this year. The UFC 211 prelims were the 10th most watch prelims in the history of UFC’s deal with FOX which started in 2012. Over 1.1 million homes were watching the prelims on Saturday night.

These pay-per-view numbers are disappointing compared to the success the UFC had in 2016. Last year, the UFC had five events that sold over 1 million pay-per-views.