Ratings were strong across the board for MMA programming this past weekend.The prelims to UFC 175 on Saturday night drew 1 million viewers, the best number for a pay-per-view prelims show so far this year. That wasn't a surprise since UFC 175 was expected to be the year's biggest show so far, and Urijah Faber, who headlined the prelims, was the biggest star to appear this year on the pre-PPV shows on FS 1.The number was slightly ahead of the 936,000 viewers for the prelims of UFC 170 on Feb. 22, more
The UFC reeled in good ratings for "Read, White and Fight Week," as their UFC 175 prelim ratings were up from UFC 174, while the TUF 19 ratings were down from TUF 18 last December. It has been a good weekend for the UFC on television as the promotion pulled relatively strong numbers for their respective broadcasts.
According to MMAPayout, last Saturday night's UFC 175 prelims drew 1 million viewers on FOX Sports 1, which is up from last month's PPV event, as the UFC 174 prelims drew 784, 000 vie more
Irish television executives’ eyes are smiling after seeing numbers for the live domestic broadcast of Saturday’s Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Dublin. more
UFC Fight Night 46 was the most-watched sporting broadcast in the history of Ireland's 3e on TV3.
If Dennis Bermudez wants to know why Conor McGregor is the promotion's featherweight darling, he should probably look at the ratings for UFC Fight Night 46.
The "McGregor vs. Brandao" mixed martial arts (MMA) event, which aired online via Fight Pass from inside O2 Arena in Dublin, was also televised domestically on Ireland's 3e, part of the TV3 network, and set a ratings record as the most-watched s more
Saturday's UFC Fight Night Dublin was a tremendous success for the Fight Pass service, but also drew record numbers for Irish TV's channel 3e. more
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FOX Sports is taking the go big or go home approach to the UFC’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas, which culminates in the UFC 175 pay-per-view, the TUF 19 Finale, and a UFC Fan Expo. more
UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby don’t tell their fighters how to handle their careers. But both UFC executives are happy to offer the same advice to any fighter who joins the company: MMA is not a career; it’s an opportunity.Filed under: Featured, (...) more
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva will undergo one more surgery in 2014.
The UFC heavyweight, who had surgery earlier this year for a shoulder injury, will need to go under the knife to remove a pituitary gland tumor that has reemerged. Silva, who had the same surgery in the past, will have to battle the disease again.
"I will have to do the surgery again after my next fight, and then I will be cleared to train again in four or six weeks," Silva said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. "I will have to do more