UFC Fight Night Stockholm Prelims this past Saturday draws 257K

June 7, 2019

UFC Fight Night Stockholm Prelims last Saturday on ESPN2 drew 257,000 viewers according to Nielsen via ShowBuzz Daily.  The event took place on Saturday morning in North America.

The three hour prelims featured welterweights Sergey Khandozhko as he defeated Rostem Akman via decision.  Also, Lina Lansberg defeated Tonya Evinger in a bantamweight matchup.  The featured event, which aired on ESPN+ featured Anthony Smith against hometown favorite Alexander Gustafsson.  Smith silenced the crowd when he submitted Gustafsson in round 4 of their light heavyweight matchup.

Earlier this year, UFC on ESPN + 7 Prelims from St. Petersburg, Russia drew 232,000 viewers.  It also was a Saturday morning telecast on ESPN2.  In February 2019, UFC Fight Night on ESPN +3 drew 271,000 viewers for an early morning North American start from Prague.

Payout Perspective:

 The televised portion of this event happened Saturday morning on the west coast which likely contributed to the low ratings.  Of course, it was the prelims.  This past Saturday’s event is about the average for these Saturday morning telecasts.

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