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UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson – 2nd worst selling light heavyweight title fight in the TUF era MMA News Opinion 

UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson – 2nd worst selling light heavyweight title fight in the TUF era

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UFC 192 may have been great on paper and the headlining title light heavyweight title bout between defending champion Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson may have been an exciting back and forth brawl, however, the pay-per-view buys just were not there.

The event will finish with an estimated 250,000 buys, making it the 2nd worst selling light heavyweight title fight in the TUF era, as well as the 3rd lowest selling PPV of 2015 (only ahead of both UFC 186 and 191 – both Demetrious Johnson title fights).

The day before fight night, the card lost its co-main event of Johny Hendricks vs. Tyron Woodley, which promoted Rashad Evans vs. Ryan Bader to co-main status.

When Cormier fought former champion Jon Jones earlier in the year the buy rate came in around 800,000 purchases, followed by 375,000 the night Cormier won the vacated title defeating Anthony Johnson.

Is Daniel Cormier bad for pay-per-view or are there other factors that are contributing to the decreased pay-per-view buy rate.

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