UFC 153 PPV: 340-410K buys
October 28, 2012
Earlier this week Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer reported that the preliminary PPV rate for UFC 153 is in the range of 340,000 to 410,000 buys. This would make UFC 153 the highest rated PPV in Brazil in recent history.
UFC 134 – 335,000 buys (Silva vs. Okami main event)
UFC 142 – 235,000 buys (Aldo vs. Mendes main event)
UFC 147 – 190,000 buys (Franklin vs. W. Silva main event)
UFC 153 – ~340K-410K buys (Silva vs. Bonnar main event)
If the numbers hold true, this should be considered a successful card considering the amount of shuffling that went on to keep this card together. Moreover, the addition of Silva and Big Nog probably meant more PPV buys than an Aldo-Koch or an Aldo-Edgar card. Even though Edgar is a popular fighter, his main event PPV card history does not equate to buys.