The early estimates of the UFC 145 PPV numbers have topped 700,000 buys, by far the largest of Jon Jones' career. Here are the buy rate estimates for his career as a Main Eventer thus far:
•UFC 128 Shogun vs. Jones: 490,000 buys
•UFC 135 Jones vs. Rampage: 520,000 buys
•UFC 140 Jones vs. Machida: 485,000 buys
•UFC 145 Jones vs. Evans: 700,000 buys
It looks like the UFC now has a new young star who can be a major consistent draw since Brock Lesnar is now retired (and in WWE), and Georges St. Pierre, who is out for most of the year, isn't much of a draw anymore, outside of Canada.