UFC 211 took place this past Saturday night at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas and the main card on pay-per-view was headlined by Stipe Miocic retaining the UFC heavyweight title with a TKO victory against former champion Junior dos Santos.
Prior to the main card on pay-per-view, the televised preliminary card aired on FX and featured a lightweight bout between Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. The bout between Alvarez and Poirier was declared a no-contest by referee Herb Dean after Alvarez landed a pair of illegal strikes that Dean determined to be unintentional.
When it comes to the television ratings for the preliminary card, the two-hour portion of the event averaged 1,148,000 viewers and peaked at 1360,000 viewers during the Alvarez vs. Poirier matchup (9:45-10:00 p.m. ET).
In other rating notes for UFC 211:
- The viewership for the UFC 211 prelims on FX was up 46 percent over last May’s pay-per-view prelims on FS1 (786,000).
- In the Adult 18-49 demographic, the viewership for UFC 211 was up 61 percent (643,000 vs. 399,000) from last May’s UFC pay-per-view.
- The UFC 211 prelim were also up over FX’s 8-10 p.m. time period average on the same Saturday last May on both viewership (+14 percent vs. 1,003,000) and Adult 18-49 demographic (+85 percent vs. 347,000).
- The UFC 211 Pre-Fight Show on FX drew 522,000 viewers and this ranks as the 10th most-watched Pre-Fight Show snce FOX Sports acquired the UFC television rights.
- The UFC 211 Post Fight Show on FS1 had 329,000 viewers.
The UFC will return to FOX Sports on Sunday, May 28 for UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira and the six fight main card will begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT on FS1.