After initially being reported to be among the lowest-selling UFC pay-per-views of all-time, UFC 216 ended up doing a bit better. Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer now states that the event sold around 200,000 PPVs, rather than the 120,000 initial estimate. Still not great, but better. In fact, about $2-3 million better for the UFC’s coffers.
UFC 216 was headlined by two title fights – Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee for the Interim UFC Lightweight Championship, and Demetrious Johnson vs Ray Borg for the UFC Flyweight Championship.