“UFC 133 Prelims” Attracts 1.4 Million Viewers for Spike TV

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
August 9th, 2011

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According to Spike TV, their live broadcast of “UFC 133 Prelims” this past Saturday garnered an average of 1.4 million viewers and pulled in a 1.0 overall rating. The hour-long show was tops among the key 18-49 Male demographic for basic cable networks.

The freebie fights featured Chad Mendes’ unanimous decision victory over Rani Yahya, as well as Alexander Gustafsson’s (Pictured) vicious 2ndRound TKO of Matt Hamill. The loss marked the final time fans will be seeing “The Hammer” inside of the Octagon, as the humble 34-year-old announced his retirement from MMA on Monday.

Spike’s broadcast followed Facebook’s stream of the card’s first four preliminary bouts. Each fight that appeared on the UFC’s Facebook Fan Page went to the judges’ scorecards.

FYI – “UFC 131 Prelims” on June 11th averaged 1.6 million viewers, while “UFC 132 Prelims” on July 2nd captured 1.2 million viewers.

UFC 133 took place inside the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Light heavyweight Rashad Evans solidified his top contender moniker by steamrolling Tito Ortiz in the pay-per-view’s featured attraction.

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