Mma | Report: UFC 214 ‘Cormier Vs. Jones 2’ Estimated At 860,0000 Pay-Per-View Buys

The JonJones – DanielCormier rematch helped UFC 214 drawan estimated 860,000 pay-per-view buys, according to a report from MMAFighting.com .

That figure likely easily surpasses any pay-per-view thus far in2017 and is the most since UFC 206, which was headlined by RondaRousey ‘s return against AmandaNunes and drew a reported 1.1 million buys on Dec. 30. It isalso comparable to the first meeting between Jones and Cormier atUFC 182, which drew 800,000 pay-per-view buys on Jan. 3, 2015.

Jones reclaimed the light heavyweight belt in the rematch, as hestopped Cormier with a head kick and follow-up ground-and-pound3:01 into the third frame of their main event clash. Jones’ lastOctagon appearance, a decision win over Ovince St.Preux at UFC 197, only drew a reported 322,000 buys. Meanwhile,Cormier’s title fights against AnthonyJohnson at UFC 187 (375,000) and vs. AlexanderGustafsson at UFC 192 (250,000) also drew significantly lessthan his two fights with Jones.

UFC 214 took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on July 29 andwas the promotion’s strongest offering of the year so far. Inaddition to the Jones-Cormier rematch, the main card saw TyronWoodley return his welterweight crown with a five-round verdictover StephenThompson , while CristianeJustino claimed the vacant women’s featherweight strap with athird-round stoppage of TonyaEvinger .

The deep main card also included a welterweight showdown between RobbieLawler and DonaldCerrone , which Lawler won via unanimous decision, and a clashbetween light heavyweight contenders VolkanOezdemir and Jimi Manuwa ,won by Oezdemir via first-round knockout.

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