“UFC Fight Night 21” Captures 1.6 Million Viewers for Spike TV

Written by Marc Doche
April 2nd, 2010

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Spike TV has just announced that Wednesday’s airing of “UFC Fight Night 21” earned an average audience of 1.6 million viewers.

According to company executives, the show peaked at 2 million just before the start of the evening’s featured contest. The broadcast was the top rated program in its timeslot among Men 18-34 and Men 18-49.

The event took place inside the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. A lightweight bout between former two-time top contender Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi headlined the freebie card.

Florian looked absolutely sensational throughout the scrap, as he controlled Gomi with his lightning-quick left jab for most of the first 2Rounds, before turning up the heat in the final stanza.

After eating a stiff left to the face, Florian got a hold of Gomi and violently slammed him to the ground. A brief tussle on the mat ensued and Gomi ultimately gave up his back. It was only a matter of seconds before the Brazilian jiu jitsu ace sunk in a vicious rear-naked choke that forced Gomi to tap.

Roy “Big Country” Nelson sent a violent message to the heavyweight division when he slapped Stefan Struve silly with a powerful right in the bout’s opening ticks. After the 25-year-old collapsed to the canvas, Nelson continued to rain down bombs until the fight was called after just 39 seconds.

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