(Jose Youngs/The MMA Corner)UFC: Building a Pay-Per-View Card That Would Smash Records RJ Gardner August 14, 2015 UFC As much as fans like to complain and criticize about the quality of the UFC’s fight cards, overall, no other promotion in the world comes close their ability to build intriguing pay per views. While some are much better than others, rarely are the UFC’s pay-per-views disappointments. But while the UFC is still consistently offering quality PPV events to their fans, the buy rates haven’t been overly impressive. There have been some bright spots, but nothing has even come close to the monster 1.6 million buys UFC 100 did just over six years ago. Whether that is a factor of the glut of events the UFC does a year now, or the fact that fans simply expect to get more for their money from the UFC, it’s clear that if the UFC ever wants to break that 1.6 million buy record they are going to have to do something spectacular. Let’s examine a card that could demolish the current PPV record. Joe Lauzon vs. Dustin Poirier What better way to kick off an event than an exciting lightweight bout between fighters with 18 combined post-fight bonus award. Lauzon and Poirier are simply two of the most entertaining fighters in the sport today and they would kick this mega-show off in style. Combined, Lauzon and Poirier have competed in 57 pro fights. And of those 57 fights, they have only gone the distance nine times. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Yoel Romero With Rockhold set to challenge Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title next, a new number one contender must be named; enter Souza and Romero. Originally, they were expected to square off at UFC 184, but Souza pulled out due to sickness. Then they were schedule to fight at UFC on Fox 15, but Romero had to pull out due to an injury. These two need to fight to determine who gets the next shot at the middleweight title. Junior dos Santos vs. Alistair Overeem You simply can’t have a blockbuster pay per view without at least one heavyweight bout. So before we get to the main attractions, why not sit back and enjoy a bout between two of the division’s very best in dos Santos and Overeem. Dos Santos and Overeem are two of the best strikers in the game and it would be spectacular to finally see them in the Octagon together. Co-main event: Ronda Rousey vs. Cris “Cyborg” Justino Ever since Rousey walked through yet another title challenger at UFC 190, all anyone can talk about is a superfight between her and Invicta FC featherweight champion in Justino. Honestly, this bout could do well over a million PPV buys carrying an event of its own. But schedule it as the co-main event on this card, and you will all but guarantee a new UFC pay per view record. If the UFC is going to ever put together a mega-card, then this matchup has to be a part of it. Main event: Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor To close out the night a featherweight title unification bout between Aldo and McGregor; I can think of no better way to end an event. Before Aldo had to pull out of their first meeting at UFC 189 due to any injury, this was one of the most highly anticipated bouts in UFC history. Now it has gained even more momentum because of how impressive McGregor was against late replacement Chad Mendes. Without question, Aldo vs. McGregor is the most highly anticipated bout in UFC history. Putting McGregor on the same card as Rousey would easily set a new UFC record.