The UFC on FOX 1: "Velasquez vs. Dos Santos" event was a "beautiful sports production" and a "100-percent successful home run show" according to UFC President Dana White.
This despite his post-fight complaints regarding the performance of Cain Velasquez, who lost the heavyweight championship that night (Sat., Nov. 12, 2011) to Junior dos Santos in Anaheim, California.
The event broke the record for the most-watched fight in mixed martial arts history, averaging 5.7 million viewers for the hour long primetime broadcast and peaking at 8.8 million viewers for the 64 second fight.
One of the many criticisms of the event is the fact that there was far too much talking, far too little fighting. Naturally, there's always room for improvement.
We'll get to find out exactly how different things will be with the UFC on FOX 2 show, which has been announced for Jan. 28, 2012, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. White confirmed this to Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, as well as offering up a couple more details of the second network television broadcast.
For starters, the main event will not be a championship fight as it was on the first show. It will be "a real exciting fight" but a title will not be up for grabs.
Secondly, the main card will feature four bouts. White did not indicate how long the broadcast is scheduled to run but if each fight is slotted a half hour of time and you adjust for commercials, that should land the show right around the previously rumored two and a half hours.
All this sounding good to you, Maniacs?
Hear more from White in the full entry, including his thoughts on the folks who were picketing the UFC offices during the first FOX show, the upcoming UFC 139 fight card and a when the date might be for Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen part deux.