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Check Out The List of The Top 15 Most Watched MMA Bouts on US TV

December 13, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Following the UFC on FOX 5 event, here is the list of the top 15 most watched MMA bouts on US TV…

1. Junior Dos Santos vs. Cain Velasquez, November 12, 2011, 9,566,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)
2. Kimbo Slice vs. James Thompson, May 31, 2008, 7,281,000 viewers (CBS)
3. Ken Shamrock vs. Tito Ortiz, October 10, 2006, 6,524,000 viewers (Spike)
4. Kimbo Slice vs. Seth Petruzelli, October 4, 2008, 6,451,000 viewers (CBS)
5. Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis, January 28, 2012, 6,400,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)
6. Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Nelson, September 30, 2009, 6,100,000 viewers (Spike)
7. Robbie Lawler vs. Scott Smith, May 31, 2008, 5,867,000 viewers (CBS)
8. Quinton Jackson vs. Dan Henderson, September 8, 2007, 5,811,000 viewers (Spike)
9. Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz, December 8, 2012, 5,700,000 viewers (FOX) {Does not include Fox Deportes numbers, which would likely put the total figure between 6.0 and 6.2 million, putting it in sixth or seventh place all-time.}
10. Gina Carano vs. Kaitlyn Young, May 31, 2008, 5,508,000 viewers (CBS)
11. Michael Bisping vs. Matt Hamill, September 8, 2007, 5,475,000 viewers (Spike)
12. Fedor Emelianenko vs. Brett Rogers, November 7, 2009, 5,467,000 viewers (CBS)
13. Jake Shields vs. Paul Daley, October 4, 2008, 5,338,000 viewers (CBS)
14. Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, January 28, 2012, 5,200,000 viewers (FOX & Fox Deportes)
15. Gina Carano vs. Kelly Kobold, October 4, 2008, 5,171,000 viewers (CBS)

Credit: Dave Meltzer

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