The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted an incredible night of fights on Saturday, June 9. However, it would appear that the fight card did not quite draw the pay-per-view numbers that some expected.
The highly anticipated fight card for UFC 225 went down on June 9 from within the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event featured a series of exciting match ups.
UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker went toe-to-toe with former opponent Yoel Romero in what would become a non-title fight rematch for the night’s main event. Colby Covington faced off against former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title in the co-headliner. Former WWE star CM Punk event made his octagon return against fellow 0-1 fighter Mike Jackson on the night’s live PPV main card.
Early reports from the Los Angeles Time first stirred up controversy by claiming that the PPV only sold 150,000 buys. UFC attorney Hunter Campbell later came forward to claim the report was a “material misrepresentation” and that the PPV sold “something in excess of six figures.”
As reported by MMA Fighting, undisclosed industry sources claimed that the event actually sold 250,000 buys. The total is still staggeringly low, putting the total sales somewhere close to UFC 222.