Spike TV has just announced that Wednesday’s airing of “UFC Fight Night 21″ earned an average audience of 1.6 million viewers.
According to company executives, the show peaked at 2 million viewers just before the start of the evening’s featured contest. The broadcast was the top rated program in its timeslot among Men 18-34 and Men 18-49.
The event took place inside the Bojangles Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. A lightweight bout between former two-time top contender Kenny Florian and Takanori Gomi headlined the freebie card.
After eating a stiff left to the face, Florian got a hold of Gomi and violently slammed him to the ground. After a brief tussle on the mat, Gomi ultimately gave up his back and it was only a matter of seconds before the Brazilian jiu jitsu ace sunk in a vicious rear-naked choke that forced Gomi to tap.