Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen at the UFC 148 weigh-ins
The estimations heading into UFC 148 were that the rematch between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen could produce some of the biggest numbers in the promotion’s history.

Those numbers included live gate and attendance as well as pay-per-view buys and ratings.

It appears that Brazil was listening because they returned the biggest numbers yet for a UFC pay-per-view airing in the South American country.

According to a report from Veja Magazine as well as Tatame in Brazil, the UFC 148 card, which actually aired on a 30-minute tape delay on Globo TV pulled in 19 million viewers.

The fight was aired via tape delay due to a contractual agreement that Globo TV had with the UFC. These numbers only reflect the ratings of the tape delayed free broadcast.

This shatters the record for the last UFC pay-per-view in Brazil which was UFC 147 just last month with those numbers reaching between 10 and 15 million viewers.

No U.S. pay-per-view estimates are released by the UFC, but President Dana White stated prior to the show that he expected UFC 148 to break the one million buys mark.

Follow @DamonMartin on Twitter or e-mail Damon Martin.
For more
UFC News and UFC Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock draws 2.3 million viewers for Bellator 138

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Friday night's main event between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock did 2.3 million viewers for the fight itself, setting the all-time record for Bellator. The prior record was 1.84 million viewers for th read news >>

Ratings report: Yoel Romero's win over Lyoto Machida draws 909,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1

  • 5 days ago
  • 2 views

Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 70, headlined by Yoel Romero's win over Lyoto Machida did 909,000 viewers, down from 950,000 from the Dan Henderson vs. Tim Boetsch show on June 6. But what was notab read news >>

GLORY 22 ratings: Daytime card in France draws 155,000 viewers to Spike TV

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

With a return trip to Europe at GLORY 22 in Lille, France, GLORY put on a great night of fights. But, the 4p.m. ET start time in the United States likely greatly affected the Spike TV ratings. GLORY read news >>

Kimbo vs. Shamrock Bellator MMA main event averages 2.1 million viewers on Spike

  • 13 days ago
  • 4 views

Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock was a ratings hit for Spike TV on Friday night. Whatever your thoughts were before and after last Friday's Bellator 138 main event between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, t read news >>

Bellator 138 draws 2.1 million peak for Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 views

Ken Shamrock vs. Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson produced record ratings for Bellator MMA, Spike TV today announced.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 138: 2.1 million viewers watched Kimbo Slice vs Ken Shamrock fight, setting Spike TV record

  • 13 days ago
  • 11 views

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker is a bright man. Bellator 138, which took place last Friday evening (June 19, 2015) from Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., was a record-setting event for Spike TV read news >>

UFC Fight Night 68 averages 950,000 viewers

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

A record tying seven first-round finishes meant less fighting time than usual, but the explosive nature of Saturday's UFC Fight Night led to beating the prior week's show for the best show numbers si read news >>

Myles Jury Injured, Edson Barboza Draws New UFC on FOX 16 Opponent

  • 26 days ago
  • 12 views

The UFC on FOX 16 bout between former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury is officially no more. read news >>

Ratings: Hendo vs. Boetsch averages 950k, Cotto vs. Geale peaks at 1.6 million

  • 26 days ago
  • 4 views

Dan Henderson's KO win over Tim Boetsch was a hit for Fox Sports 1 on a busy sports weekend. Sports fans were treated to a heavy dose of sports over the weekend. On the non-combat front, we had the N read news >>

Morning Report: Paul Heyman says CM Punk is 'very accepting' over chance he could be 'knocked out or tapped out and beat

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

We don't know who, when and where CM Punk will actually be fighting, but his mentor and WWE personality Paul Heyman has some idea as to why. While the vast majority of professional athletes are motiv read news >>