Despite the competition from the NHL Stanley Cup and a marquee boxing event, UFC Fight Night 42 brought in the third-most watched ratings number for a FOX Sports 1 card, according to Carleton Curtis, Senior Director of Digital Strategy for FOX Sports.
The card, highlighted by a main event between Benson Henderson and Rustam Khabilov, was watched by 1,217,000 viewers. The prelims, which also aired on FS1, generated 812,000 viewers, the second-highest for the network.
It marked the first UFC event in New Mexico, taking place from the Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque. The attendance was announced at 8,775 for a live gate of just under $698,000.
— Carleton Curtis (@carletoncurtis) June 10, 2014