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UFC 207 ‘Prelims’ ratings peak at 1.8 million viewers

UFC 207: Hendricks v Magny Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) closed out the year with one of the most successful “Prelims” telecasts in the history of FOX Sports 1, thanks to a four-fight lead in to UFC 207: “Nunes vs. Rousey” last Friday night (Dec. 30, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Our full recap here.

Topping the preliminary line up was the 170-pound showdown between Neil Magny and Johny Hendricks, a hotly-contensted slug-a-thon that ended with “Bigg Rigg” going down on points.

From Yahoo! Sports:

The four-fight preliminary card peaked at 1.8 million viewers, which came in the show’s final 15 minutes, during Neil Magny’s victory over ex-welterweight champion Johny Hendricks on Friday at T-Mobile Arena. It averaged 1.5 million viewers for the two-hour broadcast. It exceeded the preliminary viewership from UFC 193, Rousey’s previous fight, by 200,000. That show, on Nov. 14, 2015, came on a Saturday and attracted 1.3 million viewers.

Nice to finally get some good news on the ratings front.

UFC 207 was one of the most talked-about fight cards of the year, thanks to the return of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Unfortunately for “Rowdy,” the hordes of fans tuning in for her comeback fight witnessed a lopsided beatdown at the hands of Amanda Nunes.

For complete UFC 207 results and video wrap up click here.