UFC FN 119 Draws Lowest Ratings to Date For Fight Night Card on FS1
By FCF Staff
Matched up against the World Series, UFC Fight Night 119 struggled mightily to draw ratings for FOX Sports 1 on Saturday night.
The Sao Paulo card featured Lyoto Machida returning to cage to face Derek Brunson, and a pivotal, welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Demian Maia. According to a report from MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, however, UFC FN 119 averaged 588,000 viewers, which makes it the least watched, Fight Night card on FS 1 to date.
The previous, lowest average was 609,000 viewers, which both UFC FN 91 and the TUF Brazil 3 Finale drew.
As noted, the card did take place during game four of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers.
Brunson knocked Machida out in the opening round of the headliner for UFC FN 119, and Covington worked his way to a decision win over Maia.