Spike TV's "UFC Prelims" special for UFC 129: "St. Pierre vs. Shields" on April 30 averaged 1.5 million viewers, down from the record-breaking 2.0 million it scored for UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" but even with the 1.5 million it garnered for the UFC 128: "Shogun vs. Jones" undercard offering back on March 19.
The two-fight broadcast from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, featured surging welterweight contender Jake Ellenberger pounding out former Canadian cop Sean Pierson via first round knockout.
"UFC Prelims" for April 30 pulled in a 1.0 household rating including a 1.3 in Men 18-49 and 1.5 in Men 18-34.
But that's not all.
Reigning UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo made his Octagon debut with a convincing unanimous decision win over the scrappy Mark Hominick while
Steven Seagal Lyoto Machida retired Randy Couture with a fight-ending Crane kick.
For UFC 129 results, recap and other noteworthy items from April 30 click here.