After a roller coaster UFC on FOX 10 card, the results are in.
For the ‘Fight Night’ bonuses, Alex Caceres walked away with a cool $100,000 for his fight with Sergio Pettis. Caceres came out and performed in his usually eccentric manner while also impressing the fans inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois with a fantastic fight that ended with a swift rear-naked choke that handed Pettis his first career loss.
The fight earned Caceres two bonuses for ‘Fight of the Night’ and ‘Submission of the Night’. Despite two submission losses to start his UFC career, Caceres would be 7-0 since if he hadn’t been deducted two points against Edwin Figeuroa at UFC 143 and a No Contest last March after testing positive for marijuana. He is on a hot streak now regardless and will look to build upon his recent success.
The ‘Knockout of the Night’ went to none other than Donald Cerrone who put Adriano Martins to sleep with a head kick knockout — the third of the night.
Ratings for the event were underwhelming but not disastrous, especially for a card that received a lot of flak for being a bit thin overall. It had an average viewership of 2.55 million, making it the sixth highest FOX event, beating out UFC on FOX 3, 4, 8, and 9. It also grabbed the key demographic of adults 18-49 with an average of 1.1 million.
The initial ratings numbers were released by TV by the Numbers and while the final total might be bait higher, it will not surpass any of the other five events above it.
UFC on FOX Headliners and Average Viewership (credit to MMAFighting for Pulling past Event Ratings):
1st. UFC on FOX 1: Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos
2nd. UFC on FOX 2: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
8th. UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller
9th. UFC on FOX 4: Mauricio Rua vs. Brandon Vera
4th. UFC on FOX 5: Benson Henderson vs. Nate Diaz
3rd. UFC on FOX 6: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Dodson
10th. UFC on Fox 8: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga
7th. UFC on FOX 9: Demetrious Johnson vs. Joseph Benavidez
6th. UFC on FOX 1o: Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson