The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hosted an incredible night of fights on Saturday. That being said, it would appear that the event did not hit the record breaking numbers originally predicted.
UFC 229 went down from within the illustrious T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. on Saturday, Oct. 6. The live pay-per-view event featured a main event match up between mixed martial arts megastar Conor McGregor and undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
MMA’s Jed I. Goodman has since come forward to report that the preliminary card for UFC 229, which aired live on FS1, earned a ratings total of 1.308 million. Comparatively, the most recent UFC event to beat this total was back in 2016. UFC 207 earned 1.511 million viewers.
The UFC 229 PPV also hit over 2 million purchases, a million shy of the total UFC President Dana White originally estimated.