Report: UFC 251 Sold Around 1.3 Million Buys, Jorge Masvidal Responds
By FCF Staff
Leading up to UFC 251, particularly after Jorge Masvidal was added to the event, there appeared to be considerable interest in the card. Now it’s being reported that the July 11th card sold well over 1 million, pay-per-view buys.
The Athletic recently reported that UFC 251 is believed to have sold approximately 1.3 million, PPV buys. If accurate, that would make it the best selling UFC event since UFC 229 in 2018, which is believed to have sold 2.4 million buys.
That event featured Khabib Nurmagomedov submitting Conor McGregor, in what was one of the biggest fights in history.
After news of UFC 251’s reported sales broke, Masvidal tweeted out this.
The overwhelming amount of support I have received before, during, and after this journey has been humbling. Still got a lot of goals to meet. All of you that tuned in to see me win, thank you. Those that tuned in to see me lose, thank you. https://t.co/4SCJzwHV10
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 13, 2020
‘Gamebred’ faced welterweight champ Kamaru Usman in the headliner, and lost via decision. UFC 251 took place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.