After almost a year on the shelf recovering from a torn ACL, “Notorious” Conor McGregor returned at Fight Night Dublin and looked as good as ever. The budding Irish superstar finished Diego Brandao in the first round, sending a message to the entire featherweight division.
The voting media members in the official UFC rankings were obviously impressed with McGregor, voting him up two spots into the top 10 for the first time in his career.
As Conor McGregor raised himself from his beaten opponent, Diego Brandao, the capacity crowd swelled the boundaries surrounding the Octagon.
Scores of anxious looking security guards ran and met the onrushing gathering, put their weight behind the hoardings and faced the frenzied fans as their beverages rained down over the press area for what felt like 10 solid seconds.
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Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night Dublin has punched above its weight to become the highest rating sporting event on 3e.
Coverage of the MMA showdown reached 600,000 viewers in total and recorded a peak audience figure of 340,200. An impressive average of 257,500 viewers (and 21% share of the available audience) tuned in to 3e on Saturday night to watch Conor ‘The Notorious’ McGregor put on a spectacular performance to defeat Brazil’s Diago Brandao in his hometown of Dublin, making it the highest rating sporting event in the channel’s history.
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