UFC 292 did around 570k pay-per-view buys, Sean O’Malley has claimed.
Sean O’Malley won the UFC Bantamweight title at UFC 292 event by defeating Aljamain Sterling by TKO in the second round in the main event.
Former Champion Henry Cejudo mentioned on his YouTube channel that the event didn’t achieve good PPV numbers. Cejudo claimed that PPV numbers were around 250k and even declared that the event’s sales were lackluster.
Henry sayin Me and Aljo “only” did 350k ppv according to his (girlfriend ) source. I just talked to the ufc and I heard upwards of 570k … legit no kizzy not making this up heard Aljo vs Henry did 135k. Also Henry 5’2 lol— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) August 31, 2023
Sean O’Malley discredited Cejudo’s statement and also disclosed the pay-per-view numbers for UFC 292. He mentioned on his Twitter post that the UFC 292 event got 570K buys.
O’Malley also claimed that UFC 288 PPV, which had Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo fighting for the bantamweight title in the main event, had only 135K PPV buys. Cejudo previously claimed to have done 700k PPV buys at UFC 288, which was contradicted by Sterling himself who said the event did 200k buys at best.
All indications suggested that UFC 292 was a great success for the promotion, with a sold-out venue and a record-breaking gate revenue at TD Garden, second only to the NBA Finals in history.
At the post-event press conference, White celebrated record-breaking gate revenue of over $7 million, surpassing even Bruce Springsteen’s $5 million show at the Boston Garden. He also mentioned that this fight made a global pay-per-view record for the bantamweight championship fight ever.