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Monday, Aug 08, 2005

Quarry-sell Clocked At 42 Seconds, Judge Silbert Awarded 10-8 To Cote Over Leben In 2nd At Ultimate Fight Night

Quarry-Sell Clocked at 42 Seconds, Judge Silbert Awarded 10-8 to Cote over Leben in 2nd at Ultimate Fight Night
By Loretta Hunt

FCF has obtained the official scorecards from Saturday’s UFC Ultimate Fight Night, held in Las Vegas, and would like to clarify that the Nate Quarry-Pete Sell bout was called at 42 seconds, not 14 seconds as was previously announced.

In addition, Judge Roy Silbert, who scored a 27-29 overall for Canadian Patrick Cote in his bout versus Team Quest’s Chris Leben, gave Cote a 10-8 in the second round of their match-up. Under the Unified Rules of Combat, utilized by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, a 10-8 round is awarded when "a contestant overwhelmingly dominates by striking or grappling in a round." Silbert scored a 9-10 in Leben’s favor in the first round and a 10-9 Cote’s way in the third round.

Judge Dalby Shirley scored all three rounds 10-9 in favor of Leben, while Judge Schorle scored a 9-10 for Leben in rounds one and three, and a 10-9 for Cote in the third.

From Spike TV:

LIVE Telecast Draws 2 Million Viewers Making Spike TV #1 Among
All Ad-Supported Cable Networks In Time Period With Key Male & Adult Demos
With M 18-34 & 18-49, Outdraws ESPN’s NFL Pre-Season and X-Games Telecasts

New York, NY, August 9, 2005 — Spike TV and The Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®) knocked-out the competition with the LIVE telecast of "Ultimate Fight NightTM" on Saturday, August 6, 2005 (9:00 pm – Midnight, ET/PT). The first-ever UFC® Live fight card, "Ultimate Fight NightTM drew 2 million viewers, made Spike TV the #1 ad-supported cable network in the time period within all of the networks key demos of M 18-34, M18-49, P 18-34 and P 18-49.

Within its key male demographic, Spike TV delivered more Men 18-34 and 18-49 for "Ultimate Fight NightTM" than any other cable telecast that day, outdrawing ESPN’s NFL Pre-season and X-Games telecasts. With M 18-34 the event scored a 2.0 rating, representing 522,000 viewers and a whopping increase of 400% when compared to the same time period last year. In M 18-49, the event earned a 1.8 rating/926,000 viewers, an increase of 350% versus YAGO.

With Adults 18-34, "Ultimate Fight NightTM" garnered a 1.6 rating, representing 803,000 viewers – a 433% increase when compared to the same time period last year. With A18-49 the telecast had a 1.3 rating, representing 1.3 million viewers, a 333% increase versus YAGO.

Additional "Ultimate Fight NightTM" ratings highlights include:

  • For the full week (Sunday – Monday, 8-11 PM), Spike TV’s Primetime Schedule was #1 with M 18-49 — a 1.1/ 578,000 viewers and with M 18-34 – 1.1/276,000. These were the network’s highest ratings since the week of 4/4/05 which featured the LIVE season finale of Season One of "The Ultimate FighterTM."
  • Within the telecast, M18-34 ratings grew from a 1.2 rating to a 2.8 in the final quarter-hour, an increase of 133%.

"Ultimate Fight NightTM" featured some of the fighters from Season One of Spike TV’s hit reality series "The Ultimate FighterTM" and took place in front of a sold-crowd at Las Vegas’ Cox Pavilion. The card was highlighted by a thrilling bout between Stephan Bonnar and Sam "The Alaskan Assassin" Hoger, in which Bonnar was awarded a unanimous decision. An encore telecast can be seen Thursday, August 11 at 11 PM, ET/PT which includes a Welterweight bout not seen in this weekend’s telecast between Alex Karalexis and Kenny Florian.

Season Two of "The Ultimate FighterTM" premieres on Spike TV Monday, August 22 (11:05 pm – Midnight, ET/PT) featuring 18 of some of the best up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighters in the world. UFC Middleweight Champion Rich Franklin and UFC Welterweight Champion Matt Hughes are the coaches for Season Two. UFC President Dana White serves as host.

Spike TV, the first network for men, is available in 87 million homes and is a division of MTV Networks. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc.

UFN Gets 1.5
By Loretta Hunt

FCF has received early word that Saturday night’s Ultimate Fight Night, which aired on Spike TV, received a 1.5 Nielsen House Hold rating with over two million viewers tuned in. More information will follow in the next few hours. [See Press Release from Spike TV added above]
posted by Full Contact Fighter @ 8:00 pm
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