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World Series of Fighting 8 Does 212,000 Viewers

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World Series of fighting has started 2014 off strong with 212,000 viewers for their January 18th show. MMAPayout was the first to report the ratings.

World Series of Fighting 8 was headlined by an inaugural lightweight title bout between Justin Gaethje and Rich Patishnock. A women’s strawweight title fight also crowned the promotion’s first women’s champion as Jessica Aguilar submitted Alida Gray in the first round.

The card also featured a light-heavyweight bout between UFC veterans Anthony Johnson and Mike Kyle. Johnson floored Kyle in the first round with a stunning knockout. This was the last of Johnson’s WSOF contract but reports have surfaced that he will re-sign with the promotion.

The 212,000 number represents a 225 percent viewership increase from the promotion’s last show. The ratings also broke a disturbing trend for World Series of Fighting as their last three cards all encountered a decrease in viewership, with World Series of Fighting 7 drawing an all-time low of 94,000 viewers.

The ratings for this card were the fourth highest (or lowest if you’re a pessimist) that the promotion has had. The dual title fights probably helped the ratings but the buzz for the WSOF 8 card seemed to be centered around the Johnson vs. Kyle fight.

Below are the amount of viewers for every World Series of Fighting show to date:

World Series of Fighting 1: Arlovski vs. Cole – 198,000
World Series of Fighting 2: Arlovski vs. Johnson – 210,000
World Series of Fighting 3: Fitch vs. Burkman 2 – 201,000
World Series of Fighting 4: Spong vs. DeAnda – 264,000
World Series of Fighting 5: Arlovski vs. Kyle – 227,000
World Series of Fighting 6: Burkman vs. Carl– 161,000
World Series of Fighting 7: Karakhanyan vs. Palmer – 94,000
World Series of Fighting 8: Gaethje vs. Patishnock – 212,000

 

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