Sherdog.com confirmed the figure with an industry source Tuesday morning. The viewership figure surpasses the previous high of 1.6 million viewers set by the UFC 145 prelims in April.
UFC 148 took place Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The evening’s main card saw UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva defend his belt for the 10th time by stopping challenger Chael Sonnen in the second round of their highly anticipated rematch.
The preliminary broadcast on FX contained four bouts, all of which went the distance and resulted in unanimous decisions. Lightweight Shane Roller used his superior wrestling to top former WEC and UFC title challenger John Alessio, while middleweight Constantinos Philippou survived a scary, accidental eye poke to outlast Riki Fukuda. In two other lightweight bouts, Khabib Nurmagomedov kept his perfect record intact by using his aggressive, windmilling style to outpoint lightweight staple Gleison Tibau, and hard-hitting Melvin Guillard bested Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt Fabricio Camoes to close out the FX broadcast.
Prior to the televised offering, a lightweight contest between six-time UFC vet Rafaello Oliveira and Floridian prospect Yoislandy Izquierdo was streamed live on Facebook. Oliveira outpointed “Cuba” to hand him his second straight Octagon defeat.view original article >>
The UFC’s second FOX-televised event of the year goes down Saturday, and the broadcast team is set. read news >>
Fighters from UFC Fight Night 126 took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok. read news >>
? (Video courtesy of UFC on FOX | Viewing may be limited by broadcast rights restrictions) Check out highlights from the welterweight bout between Alan Jouban and Ben Saunders at UFC on FOX 28 on Sat read news >>
UFC on FOX 28, headlined by a featherweight fight between Jeremy Stephens and Josh Emmett, pulled in an average of 1.82 million viewers in the overnight ratings. Now those numbers aren't exactly eye read news >>
The broadcasting crew it set for Saturday’s UFC 222 event, and it includes one of the more revered three-man booths the UFC has rolled out. read news >>
UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg towered over the rest of the UFC 222 line-up when the fighter salaries were released on Monday. read news >>
Fighters from Saturday’s UFC 222 took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok. read news >>
Saturday’s UFC on FOX 28 event drew an announced attendance of 10,124 and a live gate of $1,064,303.50. read news >>
The PFL has snagged another notable MMA veteran for a $1 million tournament: Rick Story. read news >>
UFC President Dana White has been added to the ‘EA UFC 3’ video game as a playable character in the light heavyweight division. read news >>
UFC broadcast Jimmy Smith breaks down the Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Volkov UFC London headlining match-up. read news >>
The Nevada State Athletic Comission today gave UFC light heavyweight Michal Oleksizjcuk a one-year suspension for a positive drug test stemming from UFC 219. read news >>
UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo will be sidelined until at least Sept. 30 after she was handed a nine-month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday. The suspension stems from read news >>
An injury has knocked a high-profile fight from the UFC’s return to Atlantic City next month. read news >>
Michal Oleksiejczuk has been suspended for one year after testing positive for a banned substance surrounding his last fight at UFC 219 in Las Vegas. On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission read news >>
Khabib Nurmagomedov has a warning for UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor; take the money and run. With McGregor's future still uncertain and Nurmagomedov poised for his first-ever pay-per-view m read news >>