^^^ Yeah I was very surprised when I saw that. I almost wonder if those numbers can be doctored in some way. I just can't believe THAT many people would pay to see Ronda fight. Hendo and Machida aren't big draws, so the fact that this event did essentially 100-150K buys more than expected has to be because of Ronda. I don't know anyone who sometimes buys PPVs and sometimes doesn't who purchased this one. I don't like Ronda at all so needless to say I wasn't pleased about this.
If those numbers are accurate (I have no reason to doubt it), that's a huge win for Ronda and the UFC. It'll be interesting to see if this is a one time thing because it was Ronda's first UFC fight or if this will continue. She might end up being a bigger PPV draw than everyone under 170.
I'm not a big fan of women's MMA and I had no interest in this fight but I thought it was a good fight.