UFC 196 sets viewership records for FOX Sports

Last weekend’s UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz pay-per-view card set multiple viewership records for FOX Sports. The shoulder programming surrounding the PPV was a big boost for the network as fans tuned in to see the drama surrounding Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz and watch the prelims. The FOX Sports 1 UFC 196 prefight show aired … Read more

UFC Fight Night 82 Countdown: Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson *VIDEO*

Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson will be looking to take former champ Johny Hendricks from his No. 2 spot on the UFC welterweight rankings in this Saturday’s main event live on Fox Sports 1. After losing his 170-pound title to Robbie Lawler in Dec. 2014, Hendricks returned to action in March 2015 with a unanimous decision over Matt … Read more

UFC Fight Night: Dillashaw vs. Cruz full fight card

The UFC promotion will head to Boston on Saturday night for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 81 event that will be headlined by the UFC bantamweight title fight between champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Dominick Cruz. The event will take place at the TD Garden Arena and will air on UFC Fight Pass and … Read more

UFC heading back to Pittsburgh on February 21

UFC officials have announced that the promotion will return to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for the first time in five years on Sunday, February 21, 2016. The event will take place at the Consol Energy Center and air LIVE on FOX Sports 1. North Carolina native middleweight Derek Brunson announced on his Instagram account that he will be … Read more

Holm’s upset over Rousey leads to Fox Sports 1 viewership record

Holly Holm’s devastating knockout upset of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 set Fox Sports 1 viewership records as the UFC 193 Postfight Show, which was delayed due to college football, brought in 490,000 viewers making it the most-watched PPV post-fight show in the history of the channel. Ronda’s stunning loss was all the talk on … Read more

Why is FOX reminding us they are the home of the UFC?

A short video was released on the UFC Youtube channel a couple of days ago entitled “FOX Sports 1: Home of the UFC”. FOX Sports 1 has been the home of the UFC since the company inked a deal in 2011 and aired the first UFC event on November 12, 2011. The deal was reportedly … Read more

TUF 22 premiere with McGregor and Faber peaks at 745,000 viewers

The Ultimate Fighter season 22 (TUF 22) special two-hour premiere aired Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1 and delivered the most-watched season debut since Fall 2013 when Ronda Rousey coached opposite Miesha Tate on season 18. The TUF 22 premiere showcased 16 bouts between UFC hopefuls competing for a spot in the TUF house where … Read more

TJ Dillashaw to defend title against Dominick Cruz in January on FOX Sports 1

UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will finally get to the asterisk from his title.  Well, he doesn’t really have an asterisk, but Dominick Cruz never really lost the title as champion since he had to relinquish it due to not being able to defend the title because of multiple injuries. The two will fight on … Read more

UFC Fight Night 71: Mir vs. Duffee full card

The UFC fight machine keeps rolling this week with their third event inside a week with the upcoming UFC Fight Night 71 event on Wednesday night in San Diego, California. The event will be headlined by the UFC heavyweight scrap between former champion Frank Mir and up and comer Todd Duffee. The co-main event will … Read more

Reminder: The Ultimate Fighter returns tonight with American Top Team vs. Blackzilians

It’s crazy to think that The Ultimate Fighter reality television series turned 10-years-old this year. First airing on Spike TV from 2005-2011, then on FX in 2012-2013, and on Fox Sports 1 from 2014-present, the show enters its 21st installment this season (although there have been numerous international seasons as well). The Ultimate Fighter: American … Read more