UFC on Fuel TV 3 captured an average of 173,000 viewers during
the cable network’s six-fight broadcast on Tuesday night.
Sherdog.com confirmed the figure Wednesday with an industry source.
The viewership number continues a downward trend for the
promotion’s Fuel TV live shows, as the first two installments of
the series attracted 217,000 and 197,000 viewers in February and
April, respectively. The evening’s preliminary card was streamed
live on Facebook.
Headlined by an exciting featherweight contest between “Korean
Zombie” Chan Sung
Jung and Dustin
Poirier, UFC on Fuel TV 3 took place at Patriot Center in
Fairfax, Va. Jung scored a fourth-round submission over Poirier in
a “Fight of the Night”- and “Submission of the Night”-winning
performance, putting “The Diamond” to sleep with a slick brabo
choke after staggering the American with a hard uppercut.
The main card broadcast also saw lightweight standout Donald
Cerrone cruise to a unanimous nod over hard-hitting Jeremy
Stephens, while Igor
Pokrajac edged Fabio
Maldonado in an exciting split decision at light heavyweight.
Lawlor also emerged victorious on Tuesday, earning “Knockout of
the Night” after finishing Jason
MacDonald in just 50 seconds. Yves Jabouin
Sadollah both took home decision victories, besting Jeff
Hougland and Jorge Lopez,