Bellator 74 banner posterBellator 74 on Friday night kicked off the promotion’s seventh season with TV ratings drawing an audience of 190,000 viewers, according to industry sources.

That’s up from the 163,000 that watched Bellator 73. It is also an improvement over Season 6’s opener, which drew 169,000 viewers.

Bellator 74 took place in Atlantic City, N.J., and featured all four quarterfinal bouts for the promotion’s new welterweight tournament. The opening round winners included former Bellator champion Lyman Good, former Dream champion Marius Zaromskis, Michail Tsarev and Andrey Koreshkov.

Bellator is looking to build as much momentum as possible as it prepares to leave its current television home on MTV2. Beginning in 2013, Bellator will air on Spike TV and begin cross-promoting with TNA’s Impact Wrestling.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Bellator news and updates.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Fans invited to next month's Bellator Fan Fest with Angle, Ortiz, Couture, more

  • 29 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator heads to Houston for next month’s “tentpole event.” Beforehand, fans can get up close and personal with some MMA legends.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Brian Rogers vs. Alessio Sakara set for Bellator 152 in Italy

  • 28 days ago
  • 13 views

Bellator’s debut event in Italy has its first fight, and it features some familiar names.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Vinicius Queiroz in for injured Augusto Sakai against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 150

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Cheick Kongo has a new heavyweight opponent at Bellator 150 as Augusto Sakai after an injury forced him from the card.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

RFA 34 Results and Highlights: Bojan Velickovic Claims Welterweight Crown

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

Resurrection Fighting Alliance kicked off 2016 with RFA 34 on AXS TV on Friday night from the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo. read news >>

Several Fighters Revealed for Bellator and Oktagon Co-Promotion in Italy

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

New details were revealed this afternoon regarding the co-promotion between Bellator MMA and Oktagon Kickboxing. The partnership is set to take place on April 16 in Italy. read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2124 with Michael Chandler, Rob Font

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Michael Chandler and Rob Font.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane on life after KOing the soccer mom

  • 22 days ago
  • 19 views

Bellator women’s flyweight Ilima-Lei MacFarlane knew she would be answering questions about her first professional MMA bout for a while.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Teammate: Josh Koscheck will fight again despite Bellator debut injury withdrawal

  • 22 days ago
  • 6 views

Josh Koscheck’s withdrawal from his Bellator debut due to injury could have been a significant setback for the veteran fighter. Fortunately, though, it won’t spell the end of the road for the 38-year read news >>

Michael Chandler negotiating new Bellator deal, wants Benson Henderson or Josh Thomson

  • 22 days ago
  • 39 views

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler thinks he’s got a pretty powerful piece of leverage in negotiating a new deal with his promoter.Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, Rad read news >>

Eddie Alvarez Was Shocked by Split Decision in Anthony Pettis Fight

  • 22 days ago
  • 3 views

Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defeated former UFC 155-pound UFC titleholder Anthony Pettis over the weekend in the UFC Fight Night 81 co-main event. read news >>