Somehow the TUF 3 Brazil Prelims this past Saturday did almost as many viewers as the main card on Fox Sports 1. The prelim card did 560,000 viewers, whereas the main card on Fox Sports 1 did 609,000 viewers. The last UFC event to air on Fox Sports 1 prior to the TUF Brazil finale was UFC Fight Night: Matt Brown vs. Erick Silva which did 655,000 viewers. However the prelims of that card only did 125,000 viewers.
No possible explanation can be made for why the prelims did so many viewers especially given that no big name stars were on that portion of the card.
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