Source: UFC on FX 8 Draws 1.3 Million Viewers on Saturday Night
UFC on FX 8
main-card broadcast drew 1.3 million observers
Saturday night on the Fox-owned cable network.
Sherdog.com verified the viewership figure Tuesday with an industry
source, who also confirmed that the evening’s Fuel TV-broadcast
preliminary offering drew 156,000 observers. The reported FX
viewership marks a downturn for the promotion following the
record-setting UFC on FX 7, which netted 1.9 million viewers on
UFC on FX 8 took place at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil,
and was headlined by a pivotal middleweight showdown between ex-UFC
light heavyweight champ Vitor
Belfort and former Strikeforce 185-pound titlist Luke
Rockhold. Belfort handed Rockhold just the second defeat of his
professional career, catching the American Kickboxing Academy
product with a spinning heel kick that dropped him to the canvas,
where Belfort quickly finished Rockhold with a vicious flurry of
ground-and-pound midway through round one.
The evening’s main card also saw former Strikeforce king Ronaldo
Souza cruise to a quick victory in his UFC debut, as “Jacare”
Camozzi to sleep with a slick arm-triangle choke in just 3:37.
Also of note, Rafael dos
Anjos edged Evan Dunham
in a contentious unanimous verdict, while Rafael
Natal outlasted countryman Joao
Zeferino to open the FX broadcast.
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