A lot of people said that UFC Boston was the Conor McGregor show and it has been revealed that it truly was as it is official that UFC Fight Night 59 gained the highest viewership from all the previous UFC events aired on the FOX Sports 1 network.
MMA journalist Mike Chiappetta tweeted that the average rating during the show was 2.71 million viewers.
This means that McGregor vs. Siver beat out the previous record setter of Chael Sonnen vs. Shogun Rua, which also happened to take place in Boston and feature McGregor on the card, and that had an average of around 1.8 million viewers.
UFC on FOX 1 which showed the first title fight between Cain Velasquez and J.D.S. averaged 5.7 million viewers according to MMAMania.com.