Bellator 75 TV Ratings Take a Dip on Night Heavy in MMA Programming


Thiago SantosFriday night’s Bellator 75 drew an average audience of 145,000 viewers.

That accounts for a bit of a drop-off from the Season 7 opener the week before. Bellator 74 marked a fairly strong premier for the season, pulling in 190,000 viewers on MTV2.

Bellator 75, however, had the distinction of having to go head-to-head with UFC on FX 5, which aired live on FX.

Bellator 75 featured the quarterfinal round bouts for the Season 7 Heavyweight Tournament. Thiago Santos, Richard Hale, Vinicius Queirz, and Alexander Volkov all moved on to the semifinals, although Santos did so via a disqualification victory due receiving one of the most brutal low blows in recent memory.

(Photo courtesy of Bill Whitmire)

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