The UFC 213 Preliminary Card aired on Fox Sports 1 and the ratings are in, but those ratings are nothing to be excited about.
Travis Browne fought Aleksei Oleinik in the featured fight of the preliminary card, which drew an average of 657,000 viewers.
These are the lowest numbers for a UFC pay-per-view preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 in over three years. The last preliminary card to draw such a low number was the UFC 179 card, which averaged just 536,000 viewers. It was the featured fight between Browne and Oleinik that drew the highest viewership, as 732,000 people tuned in to check out that fight.
This event was the fourth highest rated event that aired this past Saturday Night, as the MMA prelims were beaten in the ratings by a Nascar race on the NBC Sports Network, an MLB game on Fox and an NBA Summer League game on ESPN.
Other fights that aired as part of the UFC 213 preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 were Chad Laprise vs. Brian Camozzi, Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert and Belal Muhammad vs. Jordan Mein.
The UFC 213 pre-fight show that aired on FS1 drew 219,000 viewers, while the post-fight show on the same channel drew 206,000 viewers.
Now onto the UFC Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, which headlined by Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Johnson drew 724,000 viewers. The TUF 25 Finale Preliminary Card drew only a total of 453,000 viewers, that portion of the card had Angela Hill vs. Ashley Yoder as the featured fight.
There was a pre-fight show as well that aired on FS1 that drew 130,000 viewers, while the post-fight show drew 230,000 viewers.
UFC Fight Night: Glasgow is the next event for the promotion to air on Fox Sports 1, that event is headlined by a welterweight division fight between Gunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio.
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