UFC on FX 3 drew an average of 1.1 million viewers to FX on
Friday night, while the event’s preliminary card averaged 84,000
viewers on Fuel TV, according to industry sources.
UFC on FX 3 took place at BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Fla., and
was headlined by the flyweight tournament rematch between Demetrious
Johnson and Ian McCall.
The ratings represented a decrease from the March
UFC on FX 2 event, which attracted an average of 1.4 million
observers to the Fox-owned network. The UFC on FX 2 prelims also
generated higher ratings, drawing an audience of 113,000 to Fuel.
The initial UFC
on FX card netted an average of 1.3 million viewers in January,
with the Fuel TV prelims drawing 148,000 viewers.
Johnson battled to a hard-fought unanimous decision over McCall on
Friday to earn a 125-pound title shot against Joseph
Benavidez at a later date. Also, rising prospect Erick Silva
scored a first-round submission victory over Charlie
Brenneman in a welterweight affair. The six-bout preliminary
card was capped by Mike
Pierce’s split-decision triumph against Carlos