It is being reported that Sunday’s “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” broadcast captured 1.2 million viewers, making the UFC’s debut on Versus a fairly big hit.
According to MMAJunkie.com, the numbers include a 1.66 rating in the imperative Male 18-34 demographic, as well as a 1.21 figure for people between the ages of 18-49.
Not only was this the first time Versus hosted an Octagon show, but it was also the first MMA event on the network since its return to DirecTV.
The 18 million households that purchase the satellite service certainly helped with the show’s overall ratings.
Sunday’s event was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Muay Thai specialist Brandon Vera and the up-and-coming Jon Jones. Those that tuned in witnessed Jones unleash a vicious elbow to Vera’s right cheek in the first round that ultimately put an end to their contest.