For the first time this year, a head to head clash took place between North America’s two biggest MMA promotions in the UFC and Bellator MMA.
While UFC 220 was a pay-per-view event, a total of four preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox Sports 1, with Kyle Bochniak and Brandon Davis in the featured spot. The show drew an average of 905,000 viewers for the preliminary card, with the flyweight division bout between Dustin Ortiz and Alexandre Pantoja drawing the most viewers as 1,048,000 people checked out that bout.
The UFC 220 pre-fight show that aired on FS1 drew 286,000 viewers, while the post-fight show drew 193,000 viewers.
Bellator 192 started an hour later than the UFC 220 preliminary card, with an average of 770,000 viewers watching the event on the Paramount Network. The show was simulcast live on CMT, with a total of 177,000 viewers checking it out through that outlet.
It was the main event fight between Chael Sonnen and Quinton Jackson drew the most viewers, with 1,340,000 people checking out that encounter.
There was an hour where both the UFC 220 preliminary card and Bellator 192 went head to head, with the UFC winning that battle by 129,000 viewers.
Up next for the UFC is UFC On Fox 27 this Saturday, with a four fight main card airing live on Fox and a six fight preliminary card airing live on Fox Sports 1. Bellator 193 is next for Bellator MMA on Friday Night, with UFC veteran Lorenz Larkin battling Fernando Gonzalez in the main event.