That’s the second-highest figure for a UFC on ESPN card in 2020
behind only UFC on ESPN 8, which attracted an audience of 1.198
million viewers for a card headlined by Alistair
Overeem vs. Walt Harris
on May 16.
The ratings were likely bolstered by the presence of
ex-bantamweight queen Holly Holm,
who took a five-round verdict over Irene
Aldana in the evening’s main event. Holm has been one of the
promotion’s top female stars ever since she knocked out then
Rousey in 2015.
The main card was also simulcast on ESPN+, while the UFC on ESPN 16
prelims streamed in their entirety on ESPN+. The card ranks No. 3
overall among all UFC on ESPN cards since the promotion began its
partnership with the network in 2019.