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All-Time UFC PPV Sales Data
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No need for much of an introduction here – this is a list of the sales totals for every UFC pay-per-view since Day 1.   Now, since the UFC is a private company and doesn’t release sales info, all this is based on estimates, usually released by the inimitable Dave Meltzer based on info from PPV providers (and listed on the Wikipedia pages for the events – UFC 178 & UFC 179 from Tapology).  And during the Dark Ages of the sport, when it was pretty much banned anywhere, no PPV info is available.

 

(click on event name for full fight card & results)

Event Date Main Event Buyrate
UFC 1 Nov 12/93 Tournament 86,000
UFC 2 Mar 11/94 Tournament 300,000
UFC 3 Sept 9/94 Tournament 90,000
UFC 4 Dec16/94 Tournament 120,000
UFC 5 Apr 7/95 Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock 260,000
UFC 6 Jul 14/95 Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn 240,000
UFC 7 Sept 8/95 Ken Shamrock vs Oleg Taktarov 190,000
Ultimate Ultimate 95 Dec 16/95 Tournament 251,000
UFC 8 Feb 16/96 Ken Shamrock vs Kimo Leopoldo 300,000
UFC 9 May 17/96 Ken Shamrock vs Dan Severn 141,000
UFC 10 Jul 12/96 Tournament 96,000
UFC 11 Sept 20/96 Tournament 92,000
Ultimate Ultimate 96 Dec 7/96 Tournament 120,000
UFC 12 Feb 7/97 Tournament 122,000
UFC 13 May 30/97 Tournament N/A
UFC 14 Jul 27/97 Tournament N/A
UFC 15 Oct 17/97 Maurice Smith vs Tank Abbott N/A
UFC Japan: Ultimate Japan Dec 21/97 Maurice Smith vs Randy Couture N/A
UFC 16 Mar 13/98 Frank Shamrock vs Igor Zinoviev N/A
UFC 17 May 15/98 Frank Shamrock vs Jeremy Horn N/A
UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil Oct 16/98 Frank Shamrock vs John Lober N/A
UFC 18 Jan 8/99 Pat Miletich vs Jorge Pantino N/A
UFC 19 Mar 5/99 Tito Ortiz vs Guy Mezger N/A
UFC 20 May 7/99 Bas Rutten vs Kevin Randleman N/A
UFC 21 Jul 16/99 Pat Miletich vs Andre Pederneiras N/A
UFC 22 Sept 24/99 Frank Shamrock vs Tito Ortiz N/A
UFC 23 Nov 19/99 Kevin Randleman vs Pete Williams N/A
UFC 24 Mar 10/00 Kevin Randleman vs Pedro Rizzo (cancelled) N/A
UFC 25 Apr 14/00 Tito Ortiz vs Wanderlei Silva N/A
UFC 26 Jun 9/00 Kevin Randleman vs Pedro Rizzo N/A
UFC 27 Sept 22/00 Dan Severn vs Pedro Rizzo N/A
UFC 28 Nov 17/00 Kevin Randleman vs Randy Couture N/A
UFC 29 Dec 16/00 Tito Ortiz vs Yuki Kondo N/A
UFC 30 Feb 21/01 Tito Ortiz vs Evan Tanner N/A
UFC 31 May 4/01 Randy Couture vs Pedro Rizzo N/A
UFC 32 Jun 29/01 Tito Ortiz vs Elvis Sinosic N/A
UFC 33 Sept 28/01 Tito Ortiz vs Vladimir Matyushenko 75,000
UFC 34 Nov 2/01 Randy Couture vs Pedro Rizzo 65,000
UFC 35 Jan 11/02 Jens Pulver vs B.J. Penn 35,000
UFC 36 Mar 22/02 Josh Barnett vs Randy Couture 55,000
UFC 37 May 10/02 Murilo Bustamante vs Matt Lindland 50,000
UFC 38 Jul 13/02 Matt Hughes vs Carlos Newton 45,000
UFC 39 Sep 27/02 Ricco Rodriguez vs Randy Couture 45,000
UFC 40 Nov 22/02 Tito Ortiz vs Ken Shamrock 99,000
UFC 41 Feb 23/03 Tim Sylvia vs Ricco Rodriguez 60,000
UFC 42 Apr 25/03 Matt Hughes vs Sean Sherk 35,000
UFC 43 Jun 6/03 Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture 49,000
UFC 44 Sep 26/03 Randy Couture vs Tito Ortiz 94,000
UFC 45 Nov 21/03 Matt Hughes vs Frank Trigg 40,000
UFC 46 Jan 31/04 Vitor Belfort vs Randy Couture 80,000
UFC 47 Apr 2/04 Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz 105,000
UFC 48 Jun 19/04 Ken Shamrock vs Kimo Leopoldo 110,000
UFC 49 Aug 21/04 Vitor Belfort vs Randy Couture 80,000
UFC 50 Oct 22/04 Tito Ortiz vs Patrick Cote 40,000
UFC 51 Feb 5/05 Tito Ortiz vs Vitor Belfort 105,000
UFC 52 Apr 16/05 Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture 280,000
UFC 53 Jun 4/05 Andrei Arlovski vs Justin Eilers 90,000
UFC 54 Aug 20/05 Chuck Liddell vs Jeremy Horn 150,000
UFC 55 Oct 7/05 Andrei Arlovski vs Paul Buentello 125,000
UFC 56 Nov 19/05 Rich Franklin vs Nate Quarry 200,000
UFC 57 Feb 4/06 Chuck Liddell vs Randy Couture 400,000
UFC 58 Mar 4/06 Rich Franklin vs David Loiseau 300,000
UFC 59 Apr 15/06 Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia 425,000
UFC 60 May 27/06 Matt Hughes vs Royce Gracie 620,000
UFC 61 Jul 8/06 Andrei Arlovski vs Tim Sylvia 775,000
UFC 62 Aug 26/06 Chuck Liddell vs Renato Sobral 500,000
UFC 63 Sept 23/06 Matt Hughes vs B.J. Penn 400,000
UFC 64 Oct 14/06 Rich Franklin vs Anderson Silva 300,000
UFC 65 Nov 18/06 Matt Hughes vs Georges St-Pierre 500,000
UFC 66 Dec 30/06 Chuck Liddell vs Tito Ortiz 1,050,000
UFC 67 Feb 3/07 Anderson Silva vs Travis Lutter 350,000
UFC 68 Mar 3/07 Randy Couture vs Tim Sylvia 534,000
UFC 69 Apr 7/07 George St-Pierre vs Matt Serra 400,000
UFC 71 May 26/07 Chuck Liddell vs Rampage Jackson 675,000
UFC 72 Jun 16/07 Rich Franklin vs Yushin Okami 200,000
UFC 73 Jul 7/07 Anderson Silva vs Nate Marquardt 425,000
UFC 74 Aug 25/07 Randy Couture vs Gabriel Gonzaga 520,000
UFC 76 Sep 22/07 Chuck Liddell vs Keith Jardine 475,000
UFC 77 Oct 20/07 Rich Franklin vs Anderson Silva 325,000
UFC 78 Nov 17/07 Michael Bisping vs Rashad Evans 400,000
UFC 79 Dec 29/07 Matt Hughes vs Georges St-Pierre 750,000
UFC 80 Jan 19/08 B.J. Penn vs Joe Stevenson 225,000
UFC 81 Feb 2/08 Tim Sylvia vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 600,000
UFC 82 Mar 1/08 Anderson Silva vs Dan Henderson 325,000
UFC 83 Apr 19/08 George St-Pierre vs Matt Serra 530,000
UFC 84 May 24/08 B.J. Penn vs Sean Sherk 475,000
UFC 85 Jun 7/08 Matt Hughes vs Thiago Alves 215,000
UFC 86 Jul 5/08 Rampage Jackson vs Forrest Griffin 540,000
UFC 87 Aug 9/08 George St-Pierre vs Jon Fitch 625,000
UFC 88 Sep 6/08 Chuck Liddell vs Rashad Evans 480,000
UFC 90 Oct 25/08 Anderson Silva vs Patrick Cote 300,000
UFC 91 Nov 15/08 Randy Couture vs Brock Lesnar 1,010,000
UFC 92 Dec 27/08 Forrest Griffin vs Rashad Evans 1,000,000
UFC 93 Jan 17/09 Rich Franklin vs Dan Henderson 350,000
UFC 94 Jan 31/09 Georges St-Pierre vs B.J. Penn 920,000
UFC 96 Mar 7/09 Rampage Jackson vs Keith Jardine 350,000
UFC 97 Apr 18/09 Anderson Silva vs Thales Leites 650,000
UFC 98 May 23/09 Rashad Evans vs Lyoto Machida 635,000
UFC 99 Jun 13/09 Rich Franklin vs Wanderlei Silva 360,000
UFC 100 Jul 11/09 Brock Lesnar vs Frank Mir 1,600,000
UFC 101 Aug 8/09 B.J. Penn vs Kenny Florian 850,000
UFC 102 Aug 29/09 Randy Couture vs Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 435,000
UFC 103 Sept 19/09 Rich Franklin vs Vitor Belfort 375,000
UFC 104 Oct 24/09 Lyoto Machida vs Shogun Rua 500,000
UFC 106 Nov 21/09 Tito Ortiz vs Forrest Griffin 375,000
UFC 107 Dec 12/09 B.J. Penn vs Diego Sanchez 620,000
UFC 108 Jan 2/10 Rashad Evans vs Thiago Silva 300,000
UFC 109 Feb 6/10 Randy Couture vs Mark Coleman 275,000
UFC 110 Feb 21/10 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Cain Velasquez 240,000
UFC 111 Mar 27/10 Georges St-Pierre vs Dan Hardy 770,000
UFC 112 Apr 10/10 Anderson Silva vs Demian Maia 500,000
UFC 113 May 8/10 Lyoto Machida vs Shogun Rua 520,000
UFC 114 May 29/10 Rampage Jackson vs Rashad Evans 1,050,000
UFC 115 Jun 12/10 Chuck Liddell vs Rich Franklin 520,000
UFC 116 Jul 3/10 Brock Lesnar vs Shane Carwin 1,160,000
UFC 117 Aug 7/10 Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 600,000
UFC 118 Aug 28/10 Frankie Edgar vs B.J. Penn 570,000
UFC 119 Sep 25/10 Frank Mir vs Mirko Cro Cop 295,000
UFC 121 Oct 23/10 Brock Lesnar vs Cain Velasquez 1,050,000
UFC 123 Nov 20/10 Lyoto Machida vs Rampage Jackson 500,000
UFC 124 Dec11/10 Georges St-Pierre vs Josh Koscheck 800,000
UFC 125 Jan 1/11 Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 270,000
UFC 126 Feb 5/11 Anderson Silva vs Vitor Belfort 725,000
UFC 127 Feb 27/11 B.J. Penn vs Jon Fitch 260,000
UFC 128 Mar 19/11 Shogun Rua vs Jon Jones 490,000
UFC 129 Apr 30/11 Georges St-Pierre vs Jake Shields 800,000
UFC 130 May 28/11 Rampage Jackson vs Matt Hamill 325,000
UFC 131 Jun 11/11 Junior dos Santos vs Shane Carwin 330,000
UFC 132 Jul 2/11 Dominick Cruz vs Urijah Faber 350,000
UFC 133 Aug 6/11 Rashad Evans vs Tito Ortiz 310,000
UFC 134 Aug 27/11 Anderson Silva vs Yushin Okami 335,000
UFC 135 Sep 24/11 Jon Jones vs Rampage Jackson 520,000
UFC 136 Oct 8/11 Frankie Edgar vs Gray Maynard 225,000
UFC 137 Oct 29/11 B.J. Penn vs Nick Diaz 280,000
UFC 139 Nov 19/11 Shogun Rua vs Dan Henderson 290,000
UFC 140 Dec 10/11 Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida 480,000
UFC 141 Dec 30/11 Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem 800,000
UFC 142 Jan 14/12 Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 235,000
UFC 143 Feb 4/12 Nick Diaz vs Carlos Condit 400,000
UFC 144 Feb 26/12 Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson 375,000
UFC 145 Apr 21/12 Jon Jones vs Rashad Evans 700,000
UFC 146 May 26/12 Junior dos Santos vs Frank Mir 560,000
UFC 147 Jun 23/12 Wanderlei Silva vs Rich Franklin 140,000
UFC 148 Jul 7/12 Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen 925,000
UFC 149 Jul 21/12 Renan Barao vs Urijah Faber 235,000
UFC 150 Aug 11/12 Frankie Edgar vs Benson Henderson 190,000
UFC 152 Sept 22/12 Jon Jones vs Vitor Belfort 450,000
UFC 153 Oct 13/12 Anderson Silva vs Stephan Bonnar 410,000
UFC 154 Nov 17/12 Georges St-Pierre vs Carlos Condit 700,000
UFC 155 Dec 29/12 Junior dos Santos vs Cain Velasquez 590,000
UFC 156 Feb 2/13 Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar 330,000
UFC 157 Feb 23/13 Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche 450,000
UFC 158 Mar 16/13 Georges St-Pierre vs Nick Diaz 950,000
UFC 159 Apr 27/13 Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen 530,000
UFC 160 May 25/13 Cain Velasquez vs Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva 380,000
UFC 161 Jun 15/13 Rashad Evans vs Dan Henderson 140,000
UFC 162 Jul 6/13 Anderson Silva vs Chris Weidman 550,000
UFC 163 Aug 3/13 Jose Aldo vs Chan Sung Jung 180,000
UFC 164 Aug 31/13 Benson Henderson vs Nate Diaz 270,000
UFC 165 Sept 21/13 Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 310,000
UFC 166 Oct 19/13 Cain Velasquez vs Junior dos Santos 330,000
UFC 167 Nov 16/13 Georges St-Pierre vs Johny Hendricks 630,000
UFC 168 Dec 28/13 Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva 1,025,000
UFC 169 Feb 1/14 Renan Barao vs Urijah Faber 230,000
UFC 170 Feb 22/14 Ronda Rousey vs Sara McMann 340,000
UFC 171 Mar 15/14 Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 300,000
UFC 172 Apr 26/14 Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira 350,000
UFC 173 May 24/14 Renan Barao vs T.J. Dillashaw 215,000
UFC 174 Jun 14/14 Demetrious Johnson vs Ali Bagautinov 115,000
UFC 175 Jul 5/14 Chris Weidman vs Lyoto Machida 545,000
UFC 177 Aug 30/14 T.J. Dillashaw vs Joe Soto 125,000
UFC 178 Sept 27/14 Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso 205,000
UFC 179 Oct 25/14 Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes 180,000
UFC 180 Nov 15/14 Fabricio Werdum vs Mark Hunt 185,000
UFC 181 Dec 6/14 Johny Hendricks vs Robbie Lawler 400,000
UFC 182 Jan 3/15 Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier 800,000
UFC 183 Jan 31/15 Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz 650,000
UFC 184 Feb 28/15 Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano 600,000
UFC 185 Mar 14/15 Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos 310,000
UFC 186 Apr 25/15 Demetrious Johnson vs Kyoji Horiguchi 125,000
UFC 187 May 23/15 Anthony Johnson vs Daniel Cormier 375,000
UFC 188 Jun 13/15 Cain Velasquez vs Fabricio Werdum 300,000
UFC 189 Jul 11/15 Chad Mendes vs Conor McGregor 825,000
UFC 190 Aug 1/15 Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia 900,000
UFC 191 Sep 5/15 Demetrious Johnson vs John Dodson 115,000
UFC 192 Oct 3/15 Daniel Cormier vs Alexander Gustafsson 250,000
UFC 193 Nov 15/15 Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm 1,100,000
UFC 194 Dec 12/15 Jose Aldo vs Conor McGregor 1,200,000
UFC 195 Jan 2/16 Robbie Lawler vs Carlos Condit 300,000
UFC 196 Mar 5/16 Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz 1,500,000
UFC 197 Apr 23/16 Jon Jones vs Ovince Saint Preux 450,000
UFC 198 May 14/16 Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic 325,000
UFC 199 Jun 4/16 Luke Rockhold vs Michael Bisping 320,000
UFC 200 Jul 9/16 Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes 1,200,000
UFC 201 Jul 30/16 Robbie Lawler vs Tyron Woodley 240,000
UFC 202 Aug 20/16 Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor 1,650,000
UFC 203 Sept 10/16 Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem 450,000
UFC 204 Oct 8/16 Michael Bisping vs Dan Henderson 290,000
UFC 205 Nov 12/16 Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor 1,300,000
UFC 206 Dec 10/16 Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis 150,000
UFC 207 Dec 30/16 Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey 1,100,000
UFC 208 Feb 11/17 Holly Holm vs Germaine de Randamie 200,000
UFC 209 Mar 4/17 Tyron Woodley vs Stephen Thompson 300,000
UFC 210 Apr 8/17 Daniel Cormier vs Anthony Johnson 300,000
UFC 211 May 13/17 Stipe Miocic vs Junior dos Santos 300,000
UFC 212 Jun 3/17 Jose Aldo vs Max Holloway 200,000
UFC 213 Jul 8/17 Yoel Romero vs Max Holloway 150,000
UFC 214 Jul 29/17 Daniel Cormier-Jon Jones 860,000