The Ultimate Fighting Championship was back on Versus this weekend with their second installment with the network, aptly named “UFC on Versus 2”. The Sunday night broadcast earned an average of 991,000 viewers and a .86 household rating.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the news earlier today.
The event did not draw spectacular numbers in comparison to the majority of UFC cards aired free on cable television, but the nearly one million viewers is nearly double that of a WEC event. The promotion’s first Versus broadcast, a card featuring a light heavyweight contest between Jon Jones and Brandon Vera, drew just under 1.25 million average viewers, a considerable swing when compared to the viewers from this past weekend.
“UFC on Versus 2” featured, like the promotion’s first card on Versus, dynamic light heavyweight Jon Jones, who scored a quick technical knockout victory over Vladimir Matyushenko. The card also consisted of Jake Ellenberger’s technical knockout victory over John Howard, Takanori Gomi’s first round knockout over Tyson Griffin, and Yushin Okami’s split-decision win over Mark Munoz. The broadcast also featured a tape-delayed bout between Darren Elkins and Charles Oliveira in which the latter, making his Octagon debut, scored a quick submission victory that would take home “Submission of the Night” honors.