This past weekend in Chicago, Illinois, the UFC held it’s 20th event on ‘Big Fox’. UFC on FOX 20 was headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and co-headlined by a lightweight scrap between Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez.
According to MMAFighting, the event drew 2,975,000 viewers, the most since ‘UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs. Gustafsson’ in January of 2015, which did 3,049,000 viewers. In addition, the main event drew 4,687,000 viewers. The overall numbers made the event the most watched UFC event held during summer in the 5 years of the UFC’s partnership with Fox.
In addition to the nearly 5 million viewers tuning in for the main event, the co-main event scrap drew in 2,906,000 viewers. In that fight, Edson Barboza put a stop to the return of Gilbert Melendez as he picked up a unanimous decision win.