UFC San Antonio Draws Nearly A Million Viewers

UFC on ESPN 4, aka UFC San Antonio, went down last Saturday from the AT&T Center. Even with the card going against the likes of Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee, Keith Thurman vs. Manny Pacquiao on pay-per-view, the card nearly drew a million viewers. According to MMAFighting.com, UFC San Antonio averaged 957,000 viewers, while Plant […]

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UFC on ESPN 4, aka UFC San Antonio, went down last Saturday from the AT&T Center. Even with the card going against the likes of Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee, Keith Thurman vs. Manny Pacquiao on pay-per-view, the card nearly drew a million viewers.

According to MMAFighting.com, UFC San Antonio averaged 957,000 viewers, while Plant vs. Lee averaged 923,000 viewers. Viewership for the card peaked at the main event with 1,160,000 viewers. No other sporting event was able to match UFC San Antonio in the time slot.

The main event saw a pivotal welterweight fight between Leon Edwards and Rafael dos Anjos. There, it was the Englishman who was able to get it done as he dominated the fight from start to finish and even won all five rounds on one judge’s scorecard.

Also on the card was a heavyweight fight between former NFL pro-bowler, Greg Hardy taking on Juan Adams which was a highly anticipated fight. Many fans thought Adams would be the one to stop Hardy, yet it was the former NFL star who won in just 46 seconds by TKO. The main card also saw the likes of Dan Hooker knocking out James Vick, Walt Harris knocking out Alexey Oleynik, and decision wins over Alexander Hernandez and Andrei Arlovski over Francisco Trinaldso, and Ben Rothwell, respectively.

The next big ESPN show is set for August 3 where an even more intriguing welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Robbie Lawler headlines it.

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UFC San Antonio Draws Average Of 957,000 Viewers

The average viewership number for UFC San Antonio is here. UFC San Antonio took place inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on July 20. This was the UFC’s 17th event on an ESPN platform with four being on the major network and 13 taking plac…

The average viewership number for UFC San Antonio is here. UFC San Antonio took place inside the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on July 20. This was the UFC’s 17th event on an ESPN platform with four being on the major network and 13 taking place on ESPN+. This does not include pay-per-view prelims, […]

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UFC San Antonio’s James Vick Moving Up To Welterweight

UFC lightweight James Vick is finally making the move up to 170 pounds. Vick suffered his third defeat in a row when he was knocked out by Dan Hooker in their UFC San Antonio lightweight contest his past weekend. Two of those losses were via knockout and “The Texecutioner” finally decided to make the move […]

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UFC lightweight James Vick is finally making the move up to 170 pounds.

Vick suffered his third defeat in a row when he was knocked out by Dan Hooker in their UFC San Antonio lightweight contest his past weekend. Two of those losses were via knockout and “The Texecutioner” finally decided to make the move up as a result.

The 32-year-old is a huge lightweight standing at 6’3” and the weight cut to 155 has never been easy. However, Vick is not blaming any of his recent losses on the weight cut either:

“This isn’t some emotional post because I just took another loss,” Vick wrote on social media. “I don’t feel this way because of losing but in my opinion it’s the opposite, I’ve been losing because I feel like this. Thank you so much to the people that have supported me. I have received so many great messages from truly good people who care about me and have showed nothing but love and support. To my friends and fans thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

“To update everyone I will be moving up to 170 next fight. Cutting weight is not easy and has really sucked these past few years. However, I WILL NOT do what so many others have done and blame my losses on weight cuts or use it as a crutch.”

Many lightweights have found success in moving up such as Rafael dos Anjos and Michael Chiesa. Maybe Vick will find better success in what has slowly become a stacked welterweight division.

Who do you want to see Vick face at 170?

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Greg Hardy and Juan Adams Squash Beef

There is nothing quite like the mutual respect that is earned between two warriors who settle their differences in the forum of the martial arts. Heading into UFC San Antonio, that theory would be put to the test when Juan Adams’ deep-rooted animosity …

There is nothing quite like the mutual respect that is earned between two warriors who settle their differences in the forum of the martial arts. Heading into UFC San Antonio, that theory would be put to the test when Juan Adams’ deep-rooted animosity towards Greg Hardy could finally be expressed in action instead of words […]

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Andrei Arlovski Plans to Fight for At Least Four More Years

Andrei Arlovski’s plan for the near-to-moderate future do not include retirement. And you don’t hear many people chiming in to disagree with him after defeating Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision at UFC San Antonio. Even at 40 years of age, Arlovski s…

Andrei Arlovski’s plan for the near-to-moderate future do not include retirement. And you don’t hear many people chiming in to disagree with him after defeating Ben Rothwell via unanimous decision at UFC San Antonio. Even at 40 years of age, Arlovski sees himself continuing to compete for another half decade…at the minimum (Transcript via MMA […]

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UFC Rankings Report: Jones Slips, Edwards Soars

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC San Antonio! Check out all the changes below! Pound for Pound: Lots of unexpected movement in the pound-for-pound rankings, beginning with Jon Jones slipping to #3 and Khabib Nurmagomedov now sitting at …

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC San Antonio! Check out all the changes below! Pound for Pound: Lots of unexpected movement in the pound-for-pound rankings, beginning with Jon Jones slipping to #3 and Khabib Nurmagomedov now sitting at #2 behind AKA teammate Daniel Cormier, who remains at #1. Moving up in this week’s […]

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