UFC Fight Night 82 “Hendricks vs. Thompson” draws average of 1.317 million viewers to Fox Sports 1

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

The UFC brought solid viewership to Fox Sports 1 on Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 82, drawing an average of 1.317 million viewers for the main card according to a report from SportsTVRatings.com.

The event shifted to FS1 after the original main event between Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez was canceled due to injury; Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson took out Johny Hendricks in the first round in the night’s replacement main event.

Additionally, the two-hour preliminary card broadcast drew an average of 1.093 million viewers, which itself was over the average viewership for UFC Fight Night main cards in 2015.

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