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Top Selling UFC PPVs of All-Time

Dana White has vehemently denied that the man pictured above, Mr. Brock Lesnar, was the UFC’s  best pay-per-view draw of all-time.  White claims that title belongs to Georges St-Pierre.  While it is true that GSP is the company’s best draw currently, the facts just don’t support White’s claim that GSP sold better than Lesnar (but, then again, White never lets facts get in the way of an argument).  How else can you explain why Lesnar, not GSP, is the headliner on four out of the top six selling UFC cards of all-time?  A coincidence?!

Here are the top 20 selling UFC PPV cards of all-time.  This list will be constantly updated, so check back often.

(updated after UFC 168)
1) UFC 100- 1,600,000 buys
ufc 100 frank mir brock lesnar
July 21, 2009
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 10,871
Gate: $5,128,490
Main Events:
UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification: Brock Lesnar (champ) vs Frank Mir (interim)
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ)  vs Thiago Alves
Dan Henderson vs Michael Bisping
2) UFC 116: Lesnar vs Carwin – 1,116,000 buys
July 3, 2010
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 12,740
Gate: $2,053,990
Main Event:
UFC Heavyweight Championship Unification: Brock Lesnar (champ) vs Shane Carwin (interim)
3) (tied) UFC 158: St-Pierre vs Diaz – 1,100,000 buys
March 16, 2013
Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec, CanadaAttendance: 20,145
Gate: $3,710,000

Main Event:
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs Nick Diaz
3) (tied) UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2 – 1,100,000 buys
December 28, 2013
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, NevadaAttendance: 15,650
Gate: $6,238,792.50

Main Events:
UFC Middleweight Championship: Chris Weidman (champ) vs Anderson Silva
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championsip: Ronda Rousey (champ) vs Miesha Tate
5) (tied) UFC 66: Liddell vs Ortiz II – 1,050,000 buys
December 30, 2006
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Paradise, Nevada
Attendance: 13,761
Gate: $5,397,300
Main Event:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Chuck Liddell (champ) vs Tito Ortiz
5) (tied) UFC 121: Lesnar vs Velasquez -1,050,000 buys
October 23, 2010
Honda Center
Anaheim, California
Attendance: 14,856
Gate: $2,237,000
Main Events:
UFC Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar (champ) vs Cain Velasquez
Jake Shields vs Martin Kampmann
Tito Ortiz vs Matt Hamill
7) UFC 91: Couture vs Lesnar -1,010,000 buys
November 15, 2008
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 14,272
Gate: $4,815,675
Main Event:
UFC Heavyweight Championship: Randy Couture (champ) vs Brock Lesnar
8) (tied) UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 -1,000,000 buys
December 27, 2008
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 14,103
Gate: $3,468,440
Main Events:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Forrest Griffin (champ) vs Rashad Evans
Interim Heavyweight Championship: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs Frank Mir
Rampage Jackson vs Wanderlei Silva
8) (tied) UFC 148: Silva vs Sonnen II -1,000,000 buys
July 7, 2012
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 15,104
Gate: $6,901,655
Main Events:
UFC Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva (champ) vs Chael Sonnen
Forrest Griffin vs Tito Ortiz
10) UFC 94: St-Pierre vs Penn 2 -920,000 buys
January 31, 2009
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 14,885
Gate: $4,290,000
Main Event:
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs B.J. Penn
11) (tied) UFC 101: Declaration -850,000 buys
August 8, 2009
Wachovia Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance: 17,411
Gate: $3,550,000
Main Events:
UFC Lightweight Championship: B.J. Penn (champ) vs Kenny Florian
UFC Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva (champ) vs Forrest Griffin
11) (tied) UFC 111: St-Pierre vs Hardy -850,000 buys
March 27, 2010
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey
Attendance: 17,000
Gate: $4,000,000
Main Events:
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs Dan Hardy
Interim Heavyweight Championship: Frank Mir vs Shane Carwin
13) (tied) UFC 124: St-Pierre vs Koscheck 2 -800,000 buys
December 11, 2010
Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Attendance: 23,152
Gate: $4,600,000
Main Event:
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs Josh Koscheck
13) (tied) UFC 129: St-Pierre vs Shields -800,000 buys
April 30, 2011
Rogers Centre
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Attendance: 55,724
Gate: $12,075,000
Main Events:
UFC Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs Jake Shields
UFC Featherweight Championship: Jose Aldo (champ) vs Mark Hominick
15) UFC 61: Bitter Rivals -775,000 buys
July 8, 2006
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 11,167
Gate: $3,350,775.15
Main Events:
UFC Heavyweight Championship: Tim Sylvia (champ) vs Andrei Arlovski
Tito Ortiz vs Ken Shamrock
16) (tied) UFC 79: Nemesis -750,000 buys
December 29, 2007
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 11,075
Gate: $4,994,000
Main Events:
Interim Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre vs Matt Hughes
Chuck Liddell vs Wanderlei Silva
16 (tied) UFC 141: Lesnar vs Overeem – 750,000 buys
December 30, 2011
MGM Grand Garden Arena
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 13,793
Gate: $3,100,000
Main Event:
Brock Lesnar vs Alistair Overeem
18) UFC 126: Silva vs Belfort -725,000 buys
February 5, 2011
Mandalay Bay Events Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 10,893
Gate: $3,600,000
Main Events:
UFC Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva (champ) vs Vitor Belfort
Forrest Griffin vs Rich Franklin
Jon Jones vs Ryan Bader
19) (tied) UFC 145: Jones vs Evans -700,000 buys
April 21, 2012
Philips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia
Attendance: 15,545
Gate: $2,220,000
Main Event:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones (champ) vs Rashad Evans
20) (tied) UFC 154: St-Pierre vs Condit -700,000 buys
Nov 17, 2012
Bell Centre
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Attendance: 17,249
Gate: $3,143,000
Main Event:
UFC Welterweight Championship Unification: Georges St-Pierre (champ) vs Carlos Condit (interim champ)

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