The final edition of UFC Prelims on Spike TV recorded the second-highest amount of viewership ever, as the UFC 141 prelims card garnered 1.8 million viewers. The mark was topped only by UFC 126’s prelims in February, which reached two million.
This was the last episode, and final live UFC event, on Spike TV, as the UFC has signed a deal with FOX Network. FUEL TV will become the regular home for prelims going forward, with the exception of a few events. They will also televise the entre prelim card, not just two or three fights as was the case on Spike TV.
The UFC 141: Lesnar vs. Overeem prelims featured Ross Pearson earning a split decision victory over Junior Assuncao, and Danny Castillo topping Anthony Njokuani.