Saturday's UFC on FOX 2 event averaged 4.7 million viewers. Overall the event scored a 3.21 rating among men 18-49 and a 3.21 among men 18-34 and is tied for the second-highest-rated MMA event in U.S. television history. The event is tied with UFC 75, which featured Rampage Jackson vs. Dan Henderson on Spike TV. Also, FOX officials had announced that UFC on FOX 2 ratings were up 42 percent compared to the network's previous four weeks of Saturday-night programming.

Spike TV counter-programmed against the broadcast, and averaged 828,000 viewers for a UFC Fight Night replay and "UFC Unleashed" episodes that aired from 7-11PM ET.