146 preliminary card attracted an average of 1.3 million
viewers to its Saturday night broadcast on cable network FX.
Sherdog.com confirmed the viewership figure Wednesday with an
industry source. The number did not match the promotion’s previous
preliminary effort on FX, in which 1.6 million viewers tuned in for
145 undercard on April 21.
UFC 146 took place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
and saw Junior dos
Santos knock out Frank Mir to
retain his heavyweight championship in the evening’s main event.
The seven-fight undercard immediately preceded the main draw’s
Four of the seven preliminary bouts were shown on FX, including
Hardy’s devastating knockout of veteran Duane Ludwig.
Varner also made a statement during the undercard broadcast, as
the former World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight king upset the
Barboza in a first-round finish. Both Darren
Elkins and C.B.
Dollaway also emerged victorious during the telecast,
Brandao and Jason