That is the highest ratings for a cable UFC card since UFC Fight
Night 116 drew 872,000 viewers for an event headlined by Luke
Rockhold’s second-round submission of David
Branch on Sept. 16.
UFC Fight Night 123 took place at the Save Mart Center in Fresno,
Calif., this past Saturday and saw Brian
Ortega submit Cub Swanson
with a second-round guillotine choke in the evening’s main event.
In the co-headliner, Gabriel
Benitez took a unanimous decision over Jason
Knight, while Marlon
Moraes scored a first-round knockout of Aljamain
Sterling in another featured bout. The card drew a 0.32 share
in the 18-to-49 demographic.
Meanwhile, the UFC Fight Night 123 prelims drew 707,000 viewers to
FS1 and a 0.13 share in the 18-to-49 demographic. The preliminary
draw was topped by a 125-pound contest between former bantamweight
title challengers Alexis
Davis and Liz
Carmouche. Davis would win a split decision.