The UFC’s stretch of poor pay-per-view buys reached a new low for its most-recent event, as UFC 136 scored just 250,000 buys despite featuring a stacked fight card that included a pair of title fights, according to an early estimate from The Wrestling Observer.
The Oct. 8 event featured UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar facing Gray Maynard for a third time and UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo taking on Kenny Florian, as well as outspoken middleweight Chael Sonnen’s return to the Octagon against Brian Stann.
UFC 136 quickly followed UFC on Versus 6 on Oct. 1, featuring bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson, and UFC 135 on Sept. 24, featuring light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
UFC 135 did nearly 500,000 buys, driven largely by the popularity of its headliners, while UFC 136 reportedly marks the fewest buys for an event featuring a title fight since 2005.
Pictured: Frankie Edgar