on FX 4
averaged 1.3 million viewers for its Friday night
broadcast on the Fox-owned cable network, while Saturday’s UFC
prelims drew 969,000 sets of eyes.
Sherdog.com confirmed the figures Tuesday with an industry source.
UFC on FX 4 took place June 22 at Revel Atlantic City in Atlantic
City, N.J., and was headlined by a pivotal lightweight
confrontation between ex-title challenger Gray
Maynard and former Strikeforce champ Clay Guida.
“The Bully” emerged victorious via split decision after spending
five rounds attempting to corner Guida, who used constant motion to
frustrate Maynard while avoiding a firefight and picking his
The following night, FX hosted the UFC 147 prelims prior to the
pay-per-view broadcast from Felipe Drumond Stadium in Belo
Horizonte, Brazil. The undercard showcased four bouts and featured
the evening’s “Submission of the Night,” as Rodrigo
Anistavio Medeiros with a sharp right cross before finishing
“Gasparzinho” with a rear-naked choke at 2:12 of the opening
UFC on FX 4 tied the series’ second-best viewership turnout,
UFC on FX 2, which netted 1.4 million viewers this past March.
Meanwhile, the UFC 147 prelims pulled the second-lowest rating for
a live broadcast on the network since the UFC began its seven-year
deal with Fox, beating out only January’s UFC
142 prelims, which attracted 880,000 viewers. The series high
was set by the UFC
145 prelims in April, for which 1.6 million viewers tuned in.
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