Report: UFC 228 Buy Rate Extremely Low

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The UFC’s pay-per-view offering for September came in the form of UFC 228, which was headlined by UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley scoring a second round submission win over Darren Till.

A report has surfaced from the Wrestling Observer newsletter and it states that the pay-per-view did less than 150,000 buys.

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“The 9/8 PPV numbers were well below expectations with Woodley vs. Till on top. They are so bad that we haven’t gotten an estimate past an early number of 130,000 that was going around,” Dave Meltzer wrote.

Other fights on the pay-per-view card saw Jessica Andrade defeat Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Zabit Magomedsharipov defeat Brandon Davis, Abdul Razak Alhassan defeat Niko Price and Jimmie Rivera defeat John Dodson.

There was supposed to be a second title fight on the UFC 228 card between then UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano and Valentina Shevchenko, but Montano withdrew from the bout and was subsequently stripped of the title. It is unknown just how many pay-per-view buys were lost by the fact that the co-main event was canceled the day before the show.

Up next for the UFC and pay-per-view is UFC 229 on October 6, with Khabib Nurmagomedov defending the UFC Lightweight Title against Conor McGregor in the main event.

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