Saturday, June 25, 2022

Strikeforce: “Overeem vs. Werdum” Ratings Second Highest Of All-Time

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

The numbers are in, and it's official: mixed-martial arts fans are loving the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix tournament.

This past weekend's Strikeforce: “Overeem vs. Werdum” event, which featured the final two opening-round bouts, delivered the second highest ratings for a Strikeforce event in Showtime history.

What was the highest rated Strikeforce event in Showtime history, you ask? Strikeforce: “Fedor vs. Silva,” which featured the initial two opening-round bouts of the heavyweight tournament.

Saturday's “Overeem vs. Werdum” event, which emanated from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, delivered a 1.7 household rating on Showtime, with an average audience of 624,000 viewers, and a peak of 719,000 viewers.

By comparison, the “Fedor vs. Silva” event delivered a record-high 741,000 viewers.

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