“Brown vs. Faber 2” attracts more than six million viewers

World Extreme Cagefighting’s telecast of “Faber vs. Brown 2” on Sunday, June 7, garnered a 1.1 national HH rating and made Versus the top-rated cable network in the country among all key male demographics according to a press release received by PRO MMA (promma.info) on Friday.

The fight between WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown and Urijah Faber was billed as “the most anticipated featherweight championship re-match in MMA history.” Faber, who had been on a 13-fight win streak, lost his title to Brown last November at WEC 36 from a first round knockout and was granted an immediate rematch.

Brown and Faber squared off at Arco Arena in Faber’s hometown of Sacramento, Calif. this past Sunday in the main event. The rematch attracted a ton of hype, and halfway through round one, fans knew they were watching a classic unfold.

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Despite FEG’s push, still low ratings for Dynamite!!

The popularity of MMA in Japan continues to decline. The sport seemed on top of the world in Japan during the days of PRIDE. Even though there are many similarities between today’s top Japanese MMA organizations and PRIDE, there is something amiss.

This fact was shown no more clearly than it was on what should have been MMA’s biggest night of the year in Japan, the New Year’s Eve Dynamite!! event.

Here is a report on the television ratings for this year’s Dynamite!! card.  Here are the numbers broken down into three parts:

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by:  Jack Bratcher Dave Meltzer from The Wrestling Observer has this report: “We don’t have a rating yet, but the news is very encouraging.The half-hours in the 18-49 demo were 1.4, 1.6, 2.1 and 2.4. The first hour was nothing impressive but the second hour was the highest rated in the demo on television for … Read more