The UFC as a viable pay-per-view entity is still alive and well if UFC 168's sales results are any indication. The event, headlined by Chris Weidman breaking Anderson Silva's leg and Ronda Rousey tapping out Miesha Tate, did brisk PPV sales. Dave Meltzer reports that the preliminary data has the event selling around 1.1 million PPVs!
This number would tie it for the third-highest selling UFC PPV of all-time, ironically with UFC 158: St-Pierre vs Diaz, which also took place last year. The fact that the UFC had two of its highest selling events take place last year, amidst talks of its PPV business shriveling up and dying, is an amazing feat. However, the fact that the two big name headliners of these cards (Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva) may never enter the UFC Octagon again (or at the very least, not any time soon), could be a harbinger of dark skies ahead for the company. But for now, good times are here again.
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