Dave Meltzer

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UFC on FOX 12 averages 2.5 million viewers


Saturday night's UFC on FOX ended up doing a 1.5 rating and 2.5 million viewers on Saturday night, almost identical to what the show's have been doing in that time slot. The UFC show was the...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC on FOX 12


There were two major questions that were to be answered at UFC on FOX this past Saturday night. The big one was who will face Johny Hendricks next for the welterweight title? But the other big one...

UFC pulls 2.02 million viewers in early ratings


UFC on FOX 12 pulled 2.02 million viewers on Saturday night based on the fast nationals. However, the final rating should be higher since this doesn't figure in West Coast viewership, nor most of...

UFC debuts in Phoenix for next FOX show on Dec. 13


The Dec. 13 UFC on FOX show will be the UFC's first event at the U.S. Airways Arena in Phoenix, AZ. However, Phoenix has strong MMA ties, being home to Arizona State University, where Cain...

Rockhold: 'Bisping is a genuine douche'


San Jose fighters Cung Le and Luke Rockhold both had words for Michael Bisping at the UFC Fight Club Q&A on Friday.

Fortunes changed for five at UFN 46


Usually on a night filled with exciting fights and finishes, the talk is about wins by big stars. On Saturday night, the talk about about the crowd itself, as the Dublin crowd set a new standard...

A look back at the biggest night in UFC history


There can be a lot of debates about the best match or best fighter, but in UFC history, one thing that can't be debated is that it was five years ago, the night of UFC 100, that UFC's interest...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 45


Donald Cerrone, John Lineker and Claudia Gadelha all scored impressive enough wins on Wednesday night's UFC Fight Night that all three could be as little as one more win away from a tilte match.

UFC's HOF still dealing with unanswered questions


After inducting its 12th member over the weekend, the UFC needs to take a serious look at its Hall of Fame and how it will be viewed by serious students of the sport going forward. But either way,...

UFC 174 pay-per-view numbers are in ...


UFC 174 is looking to have done the lowest ratings of the modern era. That was not unexpected, given a flyweight title match with an unknown challenger, and it coming three weeks before the biggest...

Ratings report: WSOF, UFC pull strong numbers


UFC drew its largest audience for pay-per-view prelims since UFC 168 this past Saturday, with 1 million viewers. This came hours after the World Series of Fighting did 906,000 viewers for a...

Fortunes changed for five this weekend


The end of B.J. Penn's career, and the continued success of Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey as modern day champions highlighted MMA's biggest weekend of 2014, which included one of the year's best...

Steve Austin: Jon Jones is 'living two lives'


Steve Austin, considered one of the most knowledgeable celebrities when it comes to the UFC, gave his viewpoints on every champion. He said while he respects his ability, that Jon Jones sometimes...

Sonnen HGH test failure raises troubling issues


Chael Sonnen's positive test for HGH and EPO can be looked at in simple terms as if the system caught someone using banned substances. But in the big picture, Sonnen's test result raises some very...

Japanese legends return for Sept. 20 UFC show


Japanese MMA superstars from the heyday of the sport in that country, Takanori Gomi, Yoshihiro Akiyama and Kid Yamamoto were all announced for UFC's Sept. 20 show at the Saitama Super Arena.

UFC partners with Vale Tudo Japan for TV series


For the first time, UFC will be working with a local promotion to produce a market-specific television show, as they join with Vale Tudo Japan, the oldest still active MMA company in the world, for...

WSOF 10 smashes former ratings record


On a show that featured three championship fights, the World Series of Fighting bested its former viewing audience record by 38 percent on Saturday night. A show headlined by David Branch vs. Jesse...

Edgar says failure to make TUF 5 was a blessing


Frankie Edgar just finished coaching The Ultimate Fighter, the same show he convinced himself would be his big break nearly eight years ago. While Edgar didn't make the show back then, things ended...

Mir's first title win shows many major changes


On June 19, 2004, 25-year-old Frank Mir became UFC heavyweight champion, breaking the arm of Tim Sylvia in just 50 seconds. Looking back at the reaction to the surprise win shows just how much the...

Dana White responds to Jose Aldo, Jon Jones


Dana White appeared Friday night on "Inside MMA," discussing such topics as Jose Aldo's pay, making Jones vs. Gustafsson, and even answered Johny Hendricks' question about a fight with Chris Weidman.

Scott Coker aims to 'move the needle' for Bellator


Scott Coker didn't have a lot of answers in his first day on the job as Bellator president, but the former Strikeforce promoter did talk about moving away from the tournament format and building...

UFC 173 pay-per-view numbers are in


There were no great surprises regarding the pay-per-view numbers of UFC 173 where T.J. Dillashaw bested Renan Barao to capture the bantamweight title.

Fortunes changed for five at UFC 174


Impressive wins by Demetrious Johnson and Rory MacDonald were not enough to get the public talking about UFC 174. The show had limited interest going on, and didn't deliver at usual company...

White hints at more non-UFC events on Fight Pass


UFC President Dana White on Thursday spoke about the potential of adding more live non-UFC events to Fight Pass, the company's streaming subscription service. White talked about not just MMA, but...

Sonnen decides to retire, but will he return?


On Wednesday, Chael Sonnen announced his retirement as an active fighter. It was clearly a sudden decision based on testing positive for banned substances. For that reason, it feels like so many...

Henderson doubles UFC Saturday audience


Saturday night's Fight Night headlined by Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov drew 1,217,000 viewers, doubling the audience from the prior Saturday's UFC show. It was the third most-watched Fight...

Fortunes changed for five at UFC Fight Night 42


The Diego Sanchez decision win over Ross Pearson on Saturday may have been the worst decision call of 2014, but these things are going to continue unless a number of changes are made to the system...

Invicta shows will now air on UFC Fight Pass


The UFC and Invicta announced Thursday a multi-year deal where all future Invicta shows will air live on Fight Pass. UFC will also work with Invicta in attempting to garner international television...

UFC Saturday night ratings send mixed message


The ratings for UFC's programming on FS 1 on Saturday night were both good and bad. The good is the prelims did 560,000 viewers, well above usual. The bad is the main card only did 609,000 viewers,...

Fortunes changed for five on UFC Saturday


A number of fighters with impressive win-loss records debuted or returned for their second fights on Saturday's UFC show. Only Warlley Alves may be a future star, but many also couldn't live up to...

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