167,000 viewers for WSOF 24: Fitch vs Okami

This past weekend’s World Series of Fighting (WSOF 24) Fitch vs. Okami drew 167,000 viewers on NBC Sports, 16 percent below the company’s 2015 average.20151019095026_1DX_4657

The event was headlined by former UFC title challengers Jon Fitch and Yushin Okami, in which Fitch edged out a decision victory.

If you want to blame the fighters it is a tough argument because they went up against a very stacked night in sports.

The New York Mets vs. Chicago Cubs baseball playoff game on TBS did 7,891,000 viewers. A Florida vs. LSU college football game did 6,777,000 viewers on ESPN. There was also a boxing pay-per-view card from Madison Square Garden in New York, headlined by Gennady Golovkin vs. David Lemieux.

Last’s months WSOF 23 event which was headlined by lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and challenge Luis Palomino did 184,000 views.

Fitch will now fight Jake Shields for the vacant WSOF welterweight title.

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