Bellator MMA LogoBellator MMA on Thursday closed out its eighth season with a strong showing in the TV ratings.

Bellator 95 was the final event of Season 8, the promotion’s first on Spike TV. Bellator 95 drew an audience of 901,000 viewers, matching Bellator 91 for the second best ratings of the season. Only the season premier, Bellator 85, drew a larger audience.

Bellator 95 featured Pat Curran’s featherweight title defense, as he submitted Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the night’s main event, as well as the season’s middleweight and featherweight tournament finals.

The show peaked at 1,046,000 viewers at its high point.

Bellator has also done well this season with its immediate replays that follow most of the live broadcasts. Bellator 95 was no exception, drawing 328,000 additional viewers for a cumulative total viewership of 1,229,000.

Bellator Season 8 has averaged just under 793,000 viewers per episode, which dwarfs the 162,000 viewers per episode of Season 7 on MTV 2.

Bellator Season 8 TV Ratings

Bellator 85: 938,000 viewers
Bellator 86: 812,000 viewers
Bellator 87: 705,000 viewers
Bellator 88: 807,000 viewers
Bellator 89: 719,000 viewers
Bellator 90: 737,000 viewers
Bellator 91: 901,000 viewers
Bellator 92: 741,000 viewers
Bellator 93: 748,000 viewers
Bellator 94: 713,000 viewers
Bellator 95: 901,000 viewers

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