Bellator Fighting Championships rebounded from a season-low 108,000 viewers last week, earning an average of 175,000 observers for Friday’s Bellator 62 on MTV2.

Sherdog.com confirmed the viewership figure on Tuesday morning with an industry source, who also asserted that Bellator’s Spike.com live stream was up 110 percent from the previous week.

Taking place at the Laredo Energy Center in Laredo, Texas, Bellator 62 showcased the opening round of the Chicago-based promotion’s sixth-season lightweight tournament. In perhaps the most notable victory of the evening, Lloyd Woodard submitted Patricky Freire, eliminating the Season 4 tournament finalist by cranking a kimura early in round two.

Lightweight debutants Rick Hawn and Brent Weedman also took home victories on Friday night, as the former welterweights finished Ricardo Tirloni and J.J. Ambrose in impressive fashion. Hawn felled Tirloni with a devastating right hand and pounded him out at 2:36 of round one, while Weedman forced a game Ambrose to tap in the second stanza to an expertly applied shoulder choke. Rounding out the lightweight field, Thiago Michel Pereira Silva used a superior standup attack to outpoint expat countryman Rene Nazare by split decision.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Fight Night 74: Holloway vs. Oliveira falls below 2015 ratings average

  • 8 days ago
  • 6 views

Sunday's UFC Fight Night from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan did 796,000 viewers, about 12-percent lower than a normal prime time Fight Night show would do this year. Although Sunday has been a good day in read news >>

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson expected to join Bellator MMA

  • 22 days ago
  • 12 views

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Josh Thomson is expected to sign with Bellator MMA after the UFC declined to give him a new contract. Less than two years ago, former Strikefroce LW champion J read news >>

UFC declines to re-sign Josh Thomson, who is expected to sign with Bellator MMA

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

Josh Thomson's latest UFC run has come to end. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the UFC declined to offer Thomson a new contract once his most recent one expired following his lo read news >>

Joe Warren and LC Davis Battle for Title Contention in Bellator 143 Headliner

  • 22 days ago
  • 2 views

Joe Warren’s road to reclaim the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship will begin on Friday, September 25 against L.C. Davis. read news >>

Paul Daley Prepares for Glory Against Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Bellator MMA competitors Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will set up shop inside the GLORY kickboxing ring and showcase their striking skills at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1. read news >>

Joe Warren vs. L.C. Davis, Beltran vs. Grove headline Bellator 143 in Texas

  • 22 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator will return to Texas for the first time since March of 2012 when the promotion heads to the “Lone Star State” for Bellator 143.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez set as kickboxing bout at 'Bellator 142: Dynamite'

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator MMA welterweights Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will trade in their MMA gloves for kickboxing mitts at next month’s combined Bellator MMA and GLORY spectacular.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Paul Daley takes on Fernando Gonzalez in kickboxing match at Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1

  • 23 days ago
  • 0 views

Paul Daley has his opponent set for Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1. The British star will meet Fernando Gonzalez in a kickboxing match on the hybrid card Sept. 19 in San Jose, sources told MMAFighting.com. read news >>

Glory featherweight title fight added to 'Bellator MMA: Dynamite' event

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Another title will be at stake in the "Bellator MMA: Dynamite" card in San Jose. The hybrid MMA and kickboxing event on Sept. 19 will feature another Glory title fight as featherweight champion Gabri read news >>

Bellator MMA: 'Dynamite 1' card adds Gabriel Varga vs Serhiy Adamchuk GLORY featherweight title fight

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

Another GLORY title fight has been announced for the Bellator MMA: "Dynamite" card on Sept. 19, 2015. GLORY Featherweight Champion Gabriel Varga will defend his title against Serhiy Adamchuk in the k read news >>