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UFC St. Petersburg ‘Prelims’ draw anemic 232,000 viewers on ESPN2

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What happens when you take the UFC St. Petersburg preliminary card, featuring such household names as Mosvar Evloev and Seung Woo Choi, and then stick it on ESPN2 at 10 a.m. in the morning?

You get 232,000 viewers, the lowest in more than a year, according to MMA Fighting.

The last number to dip below that mark was 198,000 for UFC Fight Night 119 in Brazil, which aired on FOX Sports 2. It should be noted that UFC will broadcast another portion of its “Prelims” on ESPN2 this weekend from Ft. Lauderdale.

I’m not sure if this is a temporary thing, but trying to keep up with all these channel changes is proving to be a huge pain in the ass. This Sat. night’s UFC on ESPN+ 8: “Jacare vs. Hermansson” event will start on ESPN2, then move to ESPN, before finishing on ESPN+.

See the complete fight card and line up right here.