UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes reportedly did 1 million buys

Just how successful was July’s UFC 189 event featuring an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes? Well, according to the UFC, it was as successful of a pay-per-view as there has been in recent memory.

According to MMA Junkie, the event page for UFC has been updated and “the fight attracted a record 16,019 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, plus a $7.2-million live gate and 1 million pay per view buys, proving McGregor’s sizeable drawing power. Some 3,000 Irish fans converged on Las Vegas and left deliriously happy.”

One  million buys is a huge number.

UFC president Dana White previously said that he had anticipated the seven-figure number so he has to be satisfied.

The event becomes the first UFC pay-per-view to surpass one million buys since UFC 168 back in December of 2013.

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