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Thursday, Sep 20, 2018

UFC 229: Dana White Says Upcoming Card’s Trending For Well Over 2 Million PPV Buys

Khabib Nurmagomedov (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

The expectation is that UFC 229 will be one of the biggest cards in MMA history, and recently Dana White claimed the October 6th card is trending towards over 2 million, pay-per-view buys.

The upcoming event will feature superstar Conor McGregor taking on undefeated, lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov. While speaking to ESPN recently, White relayed this (quote via MMA Fighting):

“It’s massive,” White said. “There has been a lot of talk about this thing doing 2 million buys. We’re trending right now at 2.5 million buys so that’s how big this fight is. The biggest fight we’d ever done was Diaz vs. McGregor at almost 1.6 million pay-per-view buys. Then we did the Floyd Mayweather fight. And now this by far is the biggest fight and one of the biggest fights ever in combat sports to be honest with you.”

UFC 229 will be hosted by the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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