Whew, after the 150k buy disaster that was UFC 147, it’s nice to see the UFC pull off a nice buyrate for their superfight between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen:
The show broke a number of UFC records, but not the big one. Early estimates have the show doing 1 million buys on PPV, which would put it in the same range as the Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez fight on October 21, 2010, and be the largest UFC number since that time.
Unfortunately, I bet Dana and the gang are pissed that their 1.6 million estimate was off. Expect the blame to fall on pirates, and the Inquisition to get worse.