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Saturday night's UFC on FOX special, featuring the five-round war between Junior Dos Santos and Stipe Miocic on a mostly heavyweight fight card, did 2.8 million viewers overall, and peaked at 3.8 million viewers for the main event. The UFC's Saturday night show on FOX headlined by Junior Dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic did a 1.6 rating and 2.8 million viewers.The viewer number was identical to last year's December show on FOX, headlined by Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez for the flyweight ti read news >>

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The numbers are in for UFC on FOX 13 and the preliminary figures give the event 2.27 million viewers and an .9 in the coveted 18-49 demographic, according to TV By The Numbers. Saturday's numbers are a jump up from the UFC on FOX 12 overnights, which only saw 2.02 million viewers and .8 in the 18-49 demographic. UFC on FOX 13 was headlined by a heavyweight non-title bout between Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos. Santos and Miocic went the distance when the Brazilian claimed the unanimous decis read news >>

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Regardless of ratings, The Ultimate Fighter 20 gave the reality series meaning it hasn't had in years. On Friday, the season will wrap up with a strawweight title fight between Carla Esparza and Rose Namajunas. Esparza earned her place in the finals with a decision win over friend Jessica Penne, while Namajunas moved on by submitting Randa Markos. With another UFC event approaching, it's time to look at some main card predictions. As usual, Riley Kontek, Craig Amos, James MacDonald, Scott Harris read news >>

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Urijah Faber appearing on FOX Sports 1 instead of the pay-per-view lead to the show on Saturday night did 840,000 viewers, slightly above the 809,000 viewer average for such shows. The UFC 181 prelims, which featured Urijah Faber, did slightly above the usual average, with 840,000 viewers.The figure was up from the 624,000 viewers for the UFC 180 prelims, which was the Fabricio Werdum vs. Mark Hunt show. That prelims show had head-to-head competition from Bellator in the second hour. The prelims read news >>

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2014 has been a rough year for the UFC. Among the missing pieces have been fighters who can draw. In that time, one of the company's premier talents has been women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The talented bantamweight has drawn eyes from outside the MMA world to her fights, and with the UFC adding a brand new women's division to the fold, perhaps it would be the women who could help push the UFC back in a positive direction. The Ultimate Fighter 20 was pushed as a fresh take—a seeded t read news >>

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UFC Fight Night 57, which faced strong sports competition on Saturday, led FOX Sports 1 to a strong Saturday night in the ratings.The Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson main event, pitting two of the company's top four featherweights in its rankings against each other, led the main card to drawing 903,000 viewers, up 11 percent from the usual Fight Night average. The show's peak quarter hour was 1,021,000 viewers. For a comparison, the Nov. 8 Fight Night show did 699,000 viewers, and the prelims befo read news >>

  • 28 days ago
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UFC President Dana White offers his thoughts on the Bellator 131 ratings from their show last Saturday night. Last Saturday, Bellator MMA went head-to-head against the UFC in what turned out to be a memorable night of action for both organizations. CEO Scott Coker proclaimed Bellator 131 to be the official "rebirth" of the promotion, which was later emphasized by their record-breaking achievements. After producing a fight card stacked with an array of enthralling talent, and headlined by a grudg read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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UFC owners would probably bristle at the suggestion they even occupy the same universe as their counterparts over at Bellator MMA. Actually, the bristling is obvious pretty much every time the topic comes up. “I don’t give a s--t what Bellator’s doing or what’s going on with them,” UFC President Dana White said five months ago—via MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn—as the two rivals prepared to put on competing shows at Connecticut casinos on Sept. 5. “It’s not like Bellator is some organization you have to read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar didn't do much to shake up the MMA world, but they did draw a record number of viewers to Spike TV for Bellator. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Spike TV is undoubtedly pleased with the success of Bellator 131, which took place back on Nov. 15, in San Diego, California. The promotion today revealed that "Tito vs. Bonnar" drew an average of 1.8 million viewers, making it the most watched free mixed martial arts (MMA) event on television for 2014, while noting that the main event fight itself peaked at over two million viewers. Bellator President Scott Coker gushes: "Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for everybody, an read news >>

  • 29 days ago
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Bellator drew a ratings record for the promotion while the UFC 180 prelims were below average and World Series of Fighting tanked big time. Bellator's first true "Scott Coker event" was a major success for the promotion. In addition to setting a live gate and attendance record for the promotion, Bellator 131 set a viewership record, drawing an average of 1.2 million viewers on Spike TV. The broadcast peaked with 2 million viewers during the main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. That' read news >>

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The numbers are in for this past weekend's GLORY 18 'Return to GLORY' event that took place in Shawnee, Oklahoma, at the Grand Resort Hotel and Casino. With 352,000 viewers, this is the lowest rated of the promotion's eight fight cards televised on Spike TV, but there are also plenty of positives to take from it. The world's leading kickboxing promotion put on its eighth fight card on Spike TV last weekend (Fri., Nov. 7, 2014). GLORY 18: "Return to GLORY" saw 352,000 viewers tune in to watch Sau read news >>

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Bucking monstrous sports competition, the UFC 179 prelims did 536,000 viewers, the second-lowest audience for that type of show for prelims since the move to Fox Sports 1.The two-hour show was without a marquee star on the undercard with William "Patolino" Macario vs Neil Magny as the main event. But the difference was more the competition with a World Series game and two major college football games going head-to-head. It fell from the 698,000 on the Sept. 27 show which had Dominick Cruz's retu read news >>

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The new boss of Viacom's Bellator MMA promotion has a simple plan for 2015: "put on fights that fans want to see, fights that grab television ratings, fights that put butts in seats and fights that the media wants to cover." Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker took over day-to-day operations of Viacom's Bellator MMA in June of this year. Due to the realities of contracts, television schedules and the fight game he hasn't yet had much of a chance to implement his vision for the promotion. In an in read news >>

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