Friday night’s Bellator 80 averaged 148,000 viewers on MTV2, while Saturday’s early morning UFC on Fuel TV 6 drew 88,000.

Sherdog.com confirmed the figures Tuesday with an industry source, who also verified that the UFC on Fuel TV 6 primetime replay outdrew the live broadcast by a considerable margin, earning 143,000 viewers.

Bellator Fighting Championships’ number represents a decline from the previous week’s event, which netted a season-high 220,000 for the Viacom-owned cable network. Bellator 80 was topped by Joe Warren’s successful return to the cage, as the former featherweight champion snatched a unanimous verdict from fellow bantamweight Owen Evinger. The event also saw 145-pound standout Rad Martinez and heavyweight Alexander Volkov advance to their Season 7 tournament finals by besting Wagnney Fabiano and Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz.

The UFC on Fuel TV 6 figure was likely affected by its early start time -- the show’s main card aired live at 9 a.m. ET. The event was headlined by a clash of former middleweight champions, as ex-Strikeforce king Cung Le shocked the bookmakers by knocking out onetime UFC ruler Rich Franklin in just 2:17. The broadcast serves as the lowest-rated UFC on Fuel event this year. The previous low was set by UFC on Fuel TV 5, which took place Sept. 29 in Nottingham, England, and drew 111,000 viewers during its afternoon broadcast in the United States.

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