Outside of the fact that he was beaten in a one-sided affair by rookie prospect Mickey Gall in what will likely end up being his only fight to take place in the UFC, CM Punk’s Octagon debut was a success.
According to Meltzer, Early estimates have the UFC 203 PPV, which featured Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem for the UFC Heavyweight Championship as the actual main event, drawing between 425,000-475,000 buys. While not an enormous success, the show was ordered more than average UFC pay-per-view events. Meltzer noted in his report that Punk’s fight was likely responsible for an additional 125,000-225,000 buys.
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