The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted an exciting fight card on Saturday, Aug. 4. Now the pay-per-view sales numbers for the event have come in.
The highly anticipated fight card for UFC 227 took place from within the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 4. The event was featured live on pay-per-view for fight fans around the world.
Headlining the night’s card, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw earned a first round knockout victory over Cody Garbrandt in an exciting title fight rematch. Meanwhile, Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo shocked the world in the night’s co-main event by earning a split decision victory over UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, reporter Dave Meltzer has come forward to claim that UFC 227 did approximately 300,000 PPV purchases. While these numbers certainly do not put UFC 227 at the lowest point in the year’s UFC events, UFC 227 PPV buys are now somewhere just above that of UFC 222. UFC 226, on the other hand, did just under 400,000 buys.