Ratings Report: Bellator 80 Gets 148K Viewers, UFC on Fuel TV 6 Live Broadcast Draws 88K
averaged 148,000 viewers on MTV2, while Saturday’s
UFC on Fuel TV 6
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
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
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
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