UFC Fight Night 108 took place this past Saturday night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee and was headlined by Cub Swanson making his case for a potential title fight in the UFC featherweight division with a decision victory over Artem Lobov.
Along with the victory by Swanson in the main event, the main card also saw stoppage victories by Al Iaquinta and Mike Perry. Iaquinta scored his fifth win in a row with a knockout victory in the opening round against Diego Sanchez and Perry scored a knockout in the second round against Jake Ellenberger.
When it comes to the television viewership for the fight card, the preliminary card on FS2 came in with 320,000 viewers. The viewership for the preliminary card is up 3 percent from the lone UFC Fight Night preliminary card on FS2 in the second quarter of last year (312,000 on 6/18/16) and ranks as the eighth most-watched show on FS2 to date.
Following the conclusion of the preliminary card on FS2, the first 32 minutes of the main card aired on FS2 due to the baseball game running long. For the FS2 portion of the main card, 430,000 viewers tuned in to watch this portion of the event (Perry vs. Ellenberger) and this is the second most-watched show ever on FS2. After the baseball game concluded, UFC Fight Night 108 averaged 745,000 viewers (10:32 p.m. to 1:12 a.m. ET) on FS1 and peaked at 831,000 viewers during the main event (12:45 a.m. ET to 1 a.m. ET).
It should be noted that the UFC went up against stiff competition on Saturday night with NBA playoffs, NHL playoffs and boxing. The NBA playoff game (Golden State vs. Portland, ESPN) went up directly against the UFC fight card and came in with 4,384,000 viewers, while the NHL game drew just over 2 million viewers.
The UFC will return to FOX Sports next month for coverage of UFC 211 from Dallas. Due to auto racing on FS1, the television prelims for the fight card will air on FX and will feature a lightweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier.