Saturday night's UFC show, headlined by Benson Henderson's lightweight title defense against Gilbert Melendez, blew away the two previous FOX show numbers outside of football season, but fell slightly below the shows with NFL game promotion.
While there were superb submissions in 2012 - including some that were technically harder to pull off than this year's winner - there was no submission that did more to change a career and the sport itself than Ronda Rousey's armbar of Miesha Tate.
With no one left in the division to fight except each other, Nate Diaz and Jim Miller locked themselves inside the cage at UFC on FOX 3 earlier this year in New Jersey, with the winner moving on to challenge for the 155-pound title in December.
Ben Henderson has wiggled himself out of a few tight spots throughout his MMA career, however, he knows his best chance to retain his lightweight title at UFC on Fox 5 is to avoid the crafty submission attempts of Nate Diaz in December at all costs.
UFC President Dana White has confirmed that after his victory over Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC 150 last night (Aug. 11, 2012) in Denver, Ben Henderson will defend his title next against Nate Diaz.
UFC President Dana White has made assurances that no matter the outcome of tomorrow night's (Sat., Aug. 11, 2012) UFC 150 main event between Frankie Edgar and Ben Henderson, the winner will face Nate Diaz next.
UFC President Dana White posted a picture of himself along with Nate Diaz, Cesar Gracie and Lorenzo Fertitta announcing he had just wrapped a deal with Diaz, though he didn't specify exactly what kind of deal it was.
Look out fight fans because UFC on FOX fight cards are beginning to eclipse PPV events in terms of great mixed martial arts (MMA) action. And you don't have to pay a penny to watch them on Saturday night.
UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta unconcerned by decline in viewership for UFC on FOX 3 which went down on May 5, 2012. Fertitta also says the he believes the Lightweight contender Nate Diaz is a future pay-per-view star.
The biggest news story of the week in MMA was the atrocious ratings for UFC on FOX 3. Worrying stuff for Dana White indeed, as such a poor rating is barely above WWE's annual afterthought programming on NBC of a summer WrestleMania highlight show and a winter Tribute To The Troops special, and about half what WWE gets for an average edition of Raw on the USA network.