Highest Grossing UFC Fights of All Times
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has gained a reputation as the world's premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, with millions of fans tuning in to watch some of the world's top fighters compete in the ring. Over the years, there have been some truly epic UFC fights that have broken records and captured the attention of fans worldwide. Here's a look at the highest-grossing UFC fights of all time.
Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 229, October 6, 2018
This fight between two of the UFC's biggest stars was the highest-grossing MMA event in history, with an estimated 2.4 million pay-per-view buys. The fight itself was an intense battle, with McGregor ultimately losing to Nurmagomedov via submission in the fourth round.
Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 UFC 202, August 20, 2016
The rematch between McGregor and Diaz drew a massive 1.65 million pay-per-view buys, making it the second-highest-grossing UFC fight of all time. McGregor won the fight via decision after a grueling five rounds of back-and-forth action.
Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. August 26, 2017
Although not technically a UFC fight, this boxing match between McGregor and Mayweather generated a massive amount of interest and became one of the highest-grossing combat sports events of all time. The fight generated an estimated $550 million in revenue, with McGregor taking home a reported $100 million.
Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez UFC 205, November 12, 2016
This fight between McGregor and Alvarez was the first UFC event held at Madison Square Garden and drew a massive 1.3 million pay-per-view buys. McGregor won the fight via knockout in the second round, becoming the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight divisions simultaneously.
Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir UFC 100, July 11, 2009
This historic event marked the UFC's 100th event and drew a massive 1.6 million pay-per-view buys. The main event between Lesnar and Mir was a rematch of their previous bout, with Lesnar winning via TKO in the second round.
|Date of Match||Characteristic Fight||Number of PPV buys in millions|
|May 2015||Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Manny Pacquiao||4.6|
|August 2017||Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Conor McGregor||4.3|
|May 2007||Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Oscar De La Hoya||2.44|
|October 2018||Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov||2.4|
|September 2013||Floyd Mayweather Jr. Vs Canelo Alvarez||2.2|
|June 1997||Mike Tyson Vs Evander Holyfield II||1.99|
|June 2002||Mike Tyson Vs Lennox Lewis||1.97|
|August 2016||Conor McGregor Vs Nate Diaz 2||1.65|
|November 1996||Mike Tyson Vs Evander Holyfield I||1.59|
|August 1995||Mike Tyson Vs Peter McNeely||1.55|
|May 2012||Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Miguel Cotto||1.5|
|November 2011||Manny Pacquiao Vs Juan Manuel Marquez III||1.4|
In conclusion, these are some of the highest-grossing UFC fights of all time, featuring some of the most legendary fighters in the history of the sport. These events have captured the attention of millions of fans worldwide and have cemented the UFC's status as the premier MMA organization in the world.