Half-a-million subscribers were revved up for UFC 159. So much so that early estimates have between 520,000 and 550,000 early Pay-per-View orders, the second-most watched UFC event of 2013.
Crave's Sherdog site Thursday posted the numbers which, if estimates hold up, will put UFC 159 behind only UFC 158 in audience size. (An estimated 800,000 subscribers ordered that UFC night.)
UFC 159 took place at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., and was headlined by a light heavyweight title conflict between Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen. “Bones” dominated the fight from start to finish, taking Sonnen down three times and finishing the former two-time middleweight title challenger with ground-and-pound near the end of round one.