Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has reason to celebrate after its most recent pay-per-view (PPV) fight card, UFC 227, exceeded expectations and drew an estimated 300,000 buys for the “Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt” mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Los Angeles, Calif., back on Aug. 4, 2018.
That’s according to a report from MMA Fighting.
In addition, UFC 227 drew more fans at the gate than any previous event held by the promotion inside Staples Center, including the UFC 184 extravaganza topped by former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.
Not too shabby.
UFC 227 was headlined by the bantamweight rematch between reigning 135-pound kingpin TJ Dillashaw and ex-champion Cody Garbrandt, who first went to war at UFC 217. History repeated itself in “The City of Angels” after “No Love” once again went down on strikes.
In the UFC 227 co-headliner, longtime flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson coughed up his 125-pound crown after division rival Henry Cejudo avenged his UFC 197 loss to “Mighty Mouse” and won a five-round split decision.
Maybe fight fans are finally showing some love to the little guys?