UFC Fight Night 78 took place this past Saturday at the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. The event aired on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1. The pre-show on FOX Sports 1 did 362,000 viewers, which is the most watched pre-show since UFC Fight Night 61 that did 489,000 viewers.
The prelims that aired on the network averaged an audience of 732,000 viewers.
The main card broadcast on FOX Sports 1 averaged a live audience of 750,000 viewers and peaked at 952,000 viewers in the 10:45 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET quarter-hour.
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Neil Magny met in the main event while Ricardo Lamas vs. Diego Sanchez met in the co-main event. Also on this four bout main card was Efrain Escudero vs. Leandro Silva and Henry Cejudo vs. Jussier Formiga.
The event went up against an NBA doubleheader on ESPN. The early game (8 p.m. ET) between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans did 1.393 million viewers while the late game (10:35 p.m. ET) between the Chicago Bulls and the Golden State Warriors did 2.853 million viewers.
The next UFC event on FOX Sports 1 will be The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on December 11th.