According to Yahoo! Sports writer Kevin Iole, UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz generated just under 1.1 million buys. The UFC does not release official numbers, though many “industry” sources will announce such findings.
The card featured UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defeating Nick Diaz in a much-anticipated main event. Also, Johny Hendricks topped Carlos Condit, while Jake Ellenberger finished Nate Marquardt.
Previous reports cited over 800,000 buys for the pay-per-view, though Iole’s number would dwarf that one.
Seven previous UFC cards generated over a million buys, the last of which came in 2012 when Anderson Silva defended his UFC middleweight title against Chael Sonnen.