UFC 235 Prelims Highest In Two Years

On the night Kamaru Usman won the welterweight title and Jon Jones retained the UFC light heavyweight title, the UFC 235 prelims ended up being higher than any prelim in two years.

Per MMA Fighting, the show averaged 1,480,000 viewers, up 140,000 from the UFC 234 prelims in February. The number falls short of the prelims for UFC 207, which saw 1,511,000 viewers.

Including help from a strong lead in from an ACC showdown between North Carolina and Clemson that saw 1,692,000 viewers, the UFC 235 prelims featured a returning Diego Sanchez, as well as Johnny Walker’s first-round knockout of Misha Cirkunov, the UFC prelims came in second in sports behind a Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers, which had an audience of 3,631,00 viewers.

The peak rating would be during Diego Sanchez’ win over Mickey Gall, which saw of 1.65 million viewers.

 

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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