406,000 watch debut of Countdown to UFC 128
March 17, 2011
MMA Junkie reports that 406,000 viewers tuned in to watch “Countdown to UFC 128″ on SpikeTV this past Tuesday.
The show focused on the main event featuring Mauricio “Shogun” Rua versus Jon Jones. Not to be forgotten, Urijah Faber makes his UFC debut Saturday night versus Eddie Wineland.
In case you did not get enough of Jon Jones, he was featured in his own pre-event preview on Thursday. In addition to the Countdown show, we should be ready for the beginning of the Jones era Saturday night. However, if Rua connects with one of his leg kicks, Jones could be in trouble. With all of the main event hype, one might forget that the face of the WEC, Urijah Faber, makes his debut. Although overshadowed on this card, the UFC will be able to market Faber and we can expect him to be one of the only fighters in the lighter divisions that can main event a card.