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UFC Fight Night 96 ratings equate to worst Saturday event of 2016

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight brawler and UFC Fight Night 96 headliner John Lineker helped lead FOX Sports 1 to its worst ratings for a “Fight Night” event since UFC Fight Night 91, also headlined by Lineker.

Coincidence?

UFC Fight Night 96 took place last Saturday night (Oct. 1, 2016) inside Moda Center in Portland, Oregon, featuring Lineker’s split-decision win over John Dodson and returned 657,000 viewers, the lowest of the year for a Saturday night show.

That’s according to Dave Meltzer at MMA Fighting.

On a more positive note, UFC Fight Night 96 — hampered by an 11 p.m. ET start time and “Prelims” on FOX Sports 2 — was still the most watched non-football sports event of the night, with the five-round main event peaking at 831,000.

Once again proving what a big deal “Cyborg” is when it comes to viewership.

For much more on UFC Fight Night 96, co-headlined by the lightweight showdown between Will Brooks and Alex Oliveira, click here.

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Source:: mma mania