The question of whether Cris Cyborg Justino can draw in a main event capacity was answered when Saturday night's UFC Fight Night from Brasilia, Brazil did 1,109,000 viewers, up 34 percent from the previous week's show headlined by Michael Johnson's win over Dustin Poirier.
The show was the ninth-most watched Fight Night since the inception of FS 1 more than three years ago, and the most-watched FOX Fight Night or TUF finals show ever headlined by a women's fight. It broke the mark of 1,086,000 set by the Joanna Jedrzejczyk strawweight title defense against Claudia Gadelha on July 8. It was the most-watched Fight Night since the March 19 show headlined by Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir.
The audience grew throughout the show even with the main event going into the cage at 12:30 a.m., which is normal for a Saturday night FS 1 show, but very often the audience peaks about an hour earlier. Justino's win over Lina Lansberg drew 1,326,000 viewers, the best of any fight on the show.
The strongest demo for the show was Males 35-49, and in the 18-49 demo, the audience was 67 percent males, meaning that more women than usual watched the broadcast.
The prelims, headlined by Michael Prazeres vs. Gilbert Burns, did 838,000 viewers, the third-highest of the year.
With the exception of college football, the UFC main card was the most watched sports broadcast on Saturday.
The post-fight show did 348,000 viewers, the fifth-best number for a Fight Night post-fight show ever on FS 1. The weigh-ins on Friday did only 50,000 viewers.