UFC Fight Night 123 Main Card Draws 870,000 Viewers to Fox Sports 1; Prelims Average 707,000

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 12, 2017

UFC Fight Night 123 averaged 870,000 viewers on Fox Sports 1 for its main card, according to ratings figures from ShowBuzz Daily.

That is the highest ratings for a cable UFC card since UFC Fight Night 116 drew 872,000 viewers for an event headlined by Luke Rockhold’s second-round submission of David Branch on Sept. 16.

UFC Fight Night 123 took place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., this past Saturday and saw Brian Ortega submit Cub Swanson with a second-round guillotine choke in the evening’s main event. In the co-headliner, Gabriel Benitez took a unanimous decision over Jason Knight, while Marlon Moraes scored a first-round knockout of Aljamain Sterling in another featured bout. The card drew a 0.32 share in the 18-to-49 demographic.

Meanwhile, the UFC Fight Night 123 prelims drew 707,000 viewers to FS1 and a 0.13 share in the 18-to-49 demographic. The preliminary draw was topped by a 125-pound contest between former bantamweight title challengers Alexis Davis and Liz Carmouche. Davis would win a split decision.

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