The success of the May 31 Elite XC on CBS card was important for the growth of mixed martial arts. But the card held the following night was just as important.
The June 1 Urijah Faber vs. Jens Pulver match was both a ratings and artistic success.
The 1.44 rating and 1.54 million viewers tripled the usual audience WEC live events had done on Versus and doubled the previous record set Dec. 12 when Faber beat Jeff Curran and Pulver beat Cub Swanson to set up the match.
The rating even beat WEC owner Zuffa LLC’s projections for the fight by 44 percent.Yahoo article
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