If you needed any more evidence of just how huge Ronda Rousey has become, then take a look at what UFC 190 is believed to have pulled, in terms of pay-per-view numbers.
Rousey took on Bethe Correia at the August 1st event, and put away the contender in just 34 seconds. There was a lot of drama leading up to the bout, and by the time the bout went down, Rousey and Correia had quite the rivalry going. But, Rousey was a huge, huge favorite to win the fight, and she demonstrated why at the event.
Well, according to a report from MMA Fighting.com, it’s estimated that UFC 190 pulled just over 900,000 pay-per-view buys. If accurate, this would mean the event was the top selling card, in terms of PPV, this year. In fact, it’s believed no other card has done that well in PPV sales since UFC 168 in December, 2013. That event feature a rematch between middleweight champ Chris Weidman and the legendary Anderson SIlva (and the latter went down with broken leg).
Everyone knew that Rousey has become a massive star, but this is just further proof of that fact. The co-headliner for UFC 190 was a rematch between “Shogun” Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria (the latter lost via UD).