Yahoo Announces Brock Lesnar as 2008’s Top PPV Draw

Nick Paglino


Sports.Yahoo.com has posted the top 10 drawing PPV events of 2008. Although the De La Hoya/Pacquiao show drew the single most PPV buys of the year in terms of event sales, Brock Lesnar was the top draw of 2008 as he was able to draw 2.2 million buys over the course of three fights. In UFC history, this is second only to Tito Ortiz drawing 2.25 million buys over three fights back in 2006.

1. Boxing: Oscar De La Hoya vs. Manny Pacquiao, Dec. 6, 1,250,000

2. UFC: Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Couture, Nov. 15, 1,010,000

3. Wrestling: WrestleMania, Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Paul â<80><9c>Big Showâ<80> Wight, March 30, 670,000

4. UFC: Georges St. Pierre vs. Jon Fitch/Lesnar vs. Heath Herring, Aug. 9, 625,000

5. UFC: Lesnar vs. Frank Mir, Feb. 2, 600,000

6. UFC: Quinton Jackson vs. Forrest Griffin, July 5, 540,000

7. UFC: St. Pierre vs. Matt Serra, April 19, 530,000

8. Boxing: Felix Trinidad vs. Roy Jones Jr., Jan. 19, 500,000

9. UFC: Chuck Liddell vs. Rashad Evans, Sept. 6, 480,000

10. UFC: B.J. Penn vs. Sean Sherk/Tito Ortiz vs. Lyoto Machida, May 24, 475,000

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