UFC 143: Diaz vs Condit does approx 400k PPV buys

Dave Metzler of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that UFC 143 Condit vs Diaz did approx 400k PPV buys. With the prelims on FX doing 1.4 million viewers

This is slightly higher than most expected. Was this because of Nick Diaz? A lot of casual fans know BJ Penn, and after the Diaz and Penn bout, it seems a lot of fans were impressed and willing to splash out big money for the PPV even without a so called big pay per view draw on the card.

It’s nowhere near the numbers that UFC 100 reached (1.6 million) nor is it on par with top draws like GSP, Lesnar, Anderson Silva etc. Here are the top 20 UFC PPV buyrates

UFC 100: Lesnar vs. Mir 2 1,600,000

UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin 1,160,000
UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz 2 1,050,000
UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans 1,050,000
UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez 1,050,000

UFC 91: Couture vs. Lesnar 1,010,000
UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 1,000,000
UFC 94: St-Pierre vs. Penn 2 920,000
UFC 101: Declaration 850,000
UFC 111: St-Pierre vs. Hardy 850,000
UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields 800,000
UFC 124: St-Pierre vs. Koscheck 2 800,000
UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem 800,000
UFC 61: Bitter Rivals 775,000
UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort 750,000
UFC 79: Nemesis 700,000
UFC 71: Liddell vs. Jackson 675,000
UFC 97: Redemption 650,000
UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida 635,000
UFC 87: Seek And Destroy 625,000

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