Report: UFC 177 Believed to Have Drawn 125,000 PPV Buys
By FCF Staff
After losing one of its title fights a few weeks prior, and then headliner Renan Barao the day before, UFC 177 reportedly struggled in pay-per-view buys as many expected would be the case.
The August 30th card was originally scheduled to feature flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson taking on Chris Cariaso, and a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. After Jon Jones injured his knee, and his bout with Daniel Cormier was pulled from UFC 178, Johnson-Cariaso was moved to the September 27th event.
Then, on the day before UFC 177, Renan Barao collapsed while cutting weight and was pulled from the card. Joe Soto took his place, and was eventually stopped by Dillashaw in round five.
Well, according to a report from MMA Fighting.com, UFC 177 is believed to have sold around 125,000 PPV buys. While the figure is low for a UFC card, considering all the setbacks the event suffered, the promotion may be content with that number.
The event was hosted by Sacramento, California’s Sleep Train Arena.