An average of 119,000 viewers tuned in Friday night for MTV2’s
Bellator 70, Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday with an industry
The event took place at the New Orleans Convention Center and
marked the end of the Chicago-based promotion’s sixth season. The
figure serves as the third-lowest viewership turnout for Season 6
and comes just one week after the season peaked with an average of
209,000 watchers for
Olympic judoka Rick Hawn
captured the lightweight tournament title in the Bellator 70 main
event, outpointing fellow former welterweight standout Brent
Weedman to earn a crack at Michael
Chandler’s championship on a to-be-announced date.
Heavyweight titlist Cole Konrad
also emerged victorious in the evening’s co-main event, easily
dispatching Season 5 winner Eric
Prindle in a flat 60 seconds after hitting a takedown and
locking up a fight-ending kimura.
Alberto Nogueira put forth a stellar performance in his
bantamweight tournament semifinal earlier in the evening, knocking
Nakamura with a flurry of punches in the third round. “Betao”
will now face Marcos
Galvao in Bellator’s upcoming Summer Series to decide Eduardo
Dantas’ next title challenger.