UFC 129 is receiving its fair amount of hype—and rightly so—but will that translate into success when it comes to the all important PPV buy rate? Hardcore fans seem sold, but it is the “casual” fan that really counts if the UFC wants to rope-a-dope in a big number.
It is safe to say that anything less then a 700,000 PPV buy rate would make UFC 129 a dud at the box office. Something north of 800,000 would probably suffice, while a PPV of one million would be a dream scenario and put it in elite company.
With that being said, let’s take a look at the top 13 UFC PPV fight cards of all time.