UFC president Dana White apparently was not kidding when he reported prior to UFC 251 that the function was trending to draw important quantities.
In accordance to a report by The Athletic, Saturday’s party headlined by UFC welterweight winner Kamaru Usman and supporter-beloved Jorge Masvidal raked in roughly 1.3 million pay back-for every-view buys.
Shortly after it surfaced, Masvidal (35-14 MMA, 12-7 UFC) took to Twitter to admit the information and thank his fans (and haters) for their assist.
“The overpowering quantity of aid I have acquired ahead of, for the duration of, and following this journey has been humbling,” Masvidal wrote. “Still acquired a large amount of aims to satisfy. All of you that tuned in to see me earn, thank you. Those that tuned in to see me get rid of, thank you.”
The estimated 1.3 million purchases is the most the advertising has drawn for a solitary party because UFC 229 in Oct 2018, which retains the promotion’s record at an believed 2.4 million. That party was headlined by the infamous grudge match among Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
Three title fights had been on Saturday’s billing: Usman vs. Masvidal, Alexander Volkanovksi vs. Max Holloway, and Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo. Masvidal shed a 5-spherical unanimous final decision soon after getting the combat on just six days’ detect.
UFC 251 took place at Flash Discussion board at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It aired on pay back-per-watch adhering to prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ and early prelims on UFC Struggle Pass.