UFC 211 Prelims Draw Big Numbers


This past weekends UFC 211 preliminary card drew the highest ratings from a preliminary card for the UFC in 2017.

The four fight card, which featured former UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier in the featured spot, drew an average of 1,148,000 viewers.

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Something to note here is that the four fights aired on FX, as they usually air on Fox Sports 1.

Chas Skelly vs. Jason Knight, Rashad Coulter vs. Chase Sherman and James Vick vs. Marco Polo Reyes were the other fights on the preliminary card.

Alvarez and Poirier drew the highest rating for a single fight, with 1,360,000 fans checking out the lightweight division fight.

The UFC 211 pre-show also aired on FX and that drew an average of 522,000 viewers, while the post-fight show that aired on Fox Sports 1 drew an average of 329,000 viewers.

There was some stiff competition that night for the preliminary card, as the NHL Playoffs and NBA Playoffs aired opposite the four fight preliminary card.

UFC Fight Night 109 is going to be the next UFC event on the schedule, that event will be headlined by Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira. The main card and a portion of the preliminary card will air on Fox Sports 1, while two fights will air on UFC Fight Pass.

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