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UFC’s ESPN+ Debut Draws Huge Numbers In Viewership & Subscriptions

The UFC’s debut on ESPN+ by all accounts, was a huge success – drawing in a record number of subscribers to the streaming service.

In the night’s main-event offering, flyweight king Henry Cejudo managed to shock the world with a stunning first-round TKO finish over TJ Dillashaw.

Elsewhere, we weren’t left without talking-points after all was said and done – with everything from Donald Cerrone’s impressive win to Greg Hardy’s less-than-impressive debut giving fans food for thought when things finished up on the night.

Now, it appears as though the event was a major success in more ways than the ones inside the octagon – with the debut said to have brought in some fantastic numbers.

According to SportsProMedia, UFC Brooklyn managed to bring in 568,000 new subscribers to the streaming service on the Friday and Saturday of the event alone – a new record for the platform.

It also set new records for the US sports broadcasting giant, averaging a 1.4 metered market rating to become the UFC’s highest-rated prelims card on cable since at least 2013.

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Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at [email protected]