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Top 15 Most Watched MMA Events of All Time

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1. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez, November 12, 2011, 9,566,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

2. Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, May 31, 2008, 7,281,000 viewers (CBS)

3. Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, October 10, 2006, 6,524,000 viewers (Spike)

4. Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli, October 4, 2008, 6,451,000 viewers (CBS)

5. Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis, January 28, 2012, 6,400,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

6. Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson, September 30, 2009, 6,100,000 viewers (Spike)

7. Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, May 31, 2008, 5,867,000 viewers (CBS)

8. Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, September 8, 2007, 5,811,000 viewers (Spike)

9. Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz, December 8, 2012, 5,700,000 viewers (FOX) {Does not include Fox Deportes numbers, which would likely put the total figure between 6.0 and 6.2 million, putting it in sixth or seventh place all-time.}

10. Gina Carano vs. Kaitlyn Young, May 31, 2008, 5,508,000 viewers (CBS)

11. Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill, September 8, 2007, 5,475,000 viewers (Spike)

12. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, November 7, 2009, 5,467,000 viewers (CBS)

13. Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley, October 4, 2008, 5,338,000 viewers (CBS)

14. Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, January 28, 2012, 5,200,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

15. Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold, October 4, 2008, 5,171,000 viewers (CBS)

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Hmm' date=' oddly enough these were all free events.[/quote']

 

It's not really odd. People don't think the UFC is worth paying $45 to watch. I agree, and that's why I have an eyepatch and a peg-leg.

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1. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez' date=' November 12, 2011, 9,566,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

2. Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, May 31, 2008, 7,281,000 viewers (CBS)

3. Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, October 10, 2006, 6,524,000 viewers (Spike)

4. Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli, October 4, 2008, 6,451,000 viewers (CBS)

5. Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis, January 28, 2012, 6,400,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

6. Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson, September 30, 2009, 6,100,000 viewers (Spike)

7. Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, May 31, 2008, 5,867,000 viewers (CBS)

8. Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, September 8, 2007, 5,811,000 viewers (Spike)

9. Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz, December 8, 2012, 5,700,000 viewers (FOX) {Does not include Fox Deportes numbers, which would likely put the total figure between 6.0 and 6.2 million, putting it in sixth or seventh place all-time.}

10. Gina Carano vs. Kaitlyn Young, May 31, 2008, 5,508,000 viewers (CBS)

11. Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill, September 8, 2007, 5,475,000 viewers (Spike)

12. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, November 7, 2009, 5,467,000 viewers (CBS)

13. Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley, October 4, 2008, 5,338,000 viewers (CBS)

14. Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, January 28, 2012, 5,200,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

15. Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold, October 4, 2008, 5,171,000 viewers (CBS)[/quote']

 

I know Kimbo is a can but that kinda surprises me that Dana didnt keep him lil longer and/or doesnt take him back to use on Fox cards !!

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Hmm' date=' oddly enough these were all free events.[/quote']

 

all free events...curious

 

interesting ... seems that these events were broadcast at no cost to the viewers

 

It's almost as if more people watch when they don't have to pay money... what a discovery!

 

It's not really odd. People don't think the UFC is worth paying $45 to watch. I agree' date=' and that's why I have an eyepatch and a peg-leg.[/quote']

 

Obvious, but how much money does Zuffa make on a free show compared to a pay per view?

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I know Kimbo is a can but that kinda surprises me that Dana didnt keep him lil longer and/or doesnt take him back to use on Fox cards !!

 

yeah, dana makes some retarded moves

 

does Kimbo suck? obviously. does he entertain the fans and have a huge value? YES!

 

if they are going to give bs title fights, they could at least keep an entertaining guy for some one-off fights vs. mid to lower level guys...i'm sure there are other people that suck that still have a gig in the UFC

 

i think dana needs to step up his game in terms of making the right moves. anyone could be successful with the UFC with where it's at today based on how established it is...what is he actually doing to grow the sport?

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1. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez' date=' November 12, 2011, 9,566,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

2. Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, May 31, 2008, 7,281,000 viewers (CBS)

3. Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, October 10, 2006, 6,524,000 viewers (Spike)

4. Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli, October 4, 2008, 6,451,000 viewers (CBS)

5. Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis, January 28, 2012, 6,400,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

6. Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson, September 30, 2009, 6,100,000 viewers (Spike)

7. Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, May 31, 2008, 5,867,000 viewers (CBS)

8. Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, September 8, 2007, 5,811,000 viewers (Spike)

[b']9. Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz, December 8, 2012, 5,700,000 viewers (FOX) {Does not include Fox Deportes numbers, which would likely put the total figure between 6.0 and 6.2 million, putting it in sixth or seventh place all-time.}[/b]

10. Gina Carano vs. Kaitlyn Young, May 31, 2008, 5,508,000 viewers (CBS)

11. Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill, September 8, 2007, 5,475,000 viewers (Spike)

12. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, November 7, 2009, 5,467,000 viewers (CBS)

13. Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley, October 4, 2008, 5,338,000 viewers (CBS)

14. Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, January 28, 2012, 5,200,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)

15. Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold, October 4, 2008, 5,171,000 viewers (CBS)

 

it's crazy how that's number 9

 

just goes to show you how little the average viewing public knows about what is worth watching MMA-wise

 

it should have been

 

1. bendo/diaz rory/penn

2. jds/cain

3. bisping/chael

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