Dave Meltzer reported on MMA Fighting that the UFC 226 pay-per-view event estimated 380,000 buys.

The main event saw Daniel Cormier capture the UFC heavyweight title from Stipe Miocic via first-round knockout. After the fight Brock Lesnar rushed Cormier to setup a future fight between the two.

Meltzer also mentioned that while the numbers surpassed UFC 220’s for the best buyrate of 2018, it’s still viewed as a letdown given what was at stake.

“It would put the July 7 show in line with January’s UFC 220 for the biggest number so far this year. On one hand, the number feels disappointing. You had a rare champion vs. champion battle in the two heaviest weight classes, and a great story with Daniel Cormier’s quest to become a genuine legend of the sport.”

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