The prelims for UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao were full of exciting finishes and fights. However, that did not completely translate over to high ratings, as MMAjunkie.com reported the card reached one million viewers.
The prelims were aired live on FX prior to the start of the pay-per-view. The two-hour telecast featured the Fight, Submission and Knockout of the Night.
In terms of previous ratings, UFC 148’s prelims set a high-mark with 1.8 million earlier in July.