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UFC 157 PPV Buys Estimated At Over 400,000

According to Dave Meltzer with the Wrestling Observer, the early numbers coming in for UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche are above what was predicted by some.

Meltzer reports that the event generated “over 400,000″ pay-per-view buys, as Ronda Rousey successfully defended her UFC bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche in the first-ever female fight.

The previous best PPV with female headliners was a boxing match featuring the daughters of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, which reportedly sold over 100,000 PPV buys. That fight between Laila Ali and Jacqueline Frazier-Lyde took place in 2001.

Rousey, Meltzer also reported, could be headed for a role in the next Hunger Games movie. He also stated that the UFC signed her to a “hell of a contract,” but that “so far, she has turned out to be more valuable than they expected.”