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Episode No. 76 of the Co-Main Event Podcast now is available for streaming and download. This week, the boys discuss the fallout from Bellator 106, including the Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler barn-burner, and other news and notes from the MMA world. read news >>
After a small slide with its second Season 7 event, Bellator saw a ratings increase with this past weekend's Bellator 76 broadcast.
Of course, having former lightweight champion and highly ranked Eddie Alvarez in the night's main event certainly didn't hurt the situation.
Overall, Bellator 76 averaged 175,000 viewers on MTV2, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources.
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Although not as strong as the Season 7 opener, the Bellator 76 TV ratings represented a rebound for the promotion in its third week of the season on MTV2. read news >>
The UFC 153 prelims averaged 1 million viewers on the FX network this past Saturday, while Bellator 76 attracted 175,000 observers the night prior on MTV2. read news >>
Whether he leaves Bellator or not, Eddie Alvarez left a lasting impression at Bellator 76 with a highlight reel head kick knockout of Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. Check it out. read news >>
If Friday's fight turns out to be Eddie Alvarez's final one in Bellator, he undoubtedly went out on a high note.
The former lightweight champion headlined Bellator 76 against Patricky "Pitbull" Freire.
Although rocked early in the fight, Alvarez recovered (as he's done in countless other fights) and scored this latest highlight-reel knockout.
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Following Friday's Bellator 76 event and the opening round of the Season 7 featherweight tournament, the matchups are now set for the semifinal round.
They take place at Bellator 80 with Rad Martinez vs. Wagnney Fabiano and Mike Richman vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev, an official confirmed with MMAjunkie.com.
Bellator 80 takes place Nov. 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
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In what could be Eddie Alvarez's last fight with Bellator, the former lightweight champion definitely left an impression with his win over Patricky "Pitbull" Freire. read news >>
Eddie Alvarez knocks out Patricky Freire with first-round head kick in Bellator 76 main event. read news >>
It wouldn't be an Eddie Alvarez fight if he didn't get dropped, and in the headliner of Bellator 76, the ex-champ didn't disappoint.
Alvarez hurt Patricky "Pitbull" Freire early in the first only to get rocked seconds later with a burst of punches on Friday at Caesars Windsor Hotel & Casino in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
But Alvarez ended his Bellator contract with a bang, capping off a night of tournament action that saw Rad Martinez, Wagnney Fabiano, Mike Richman and Shahbulat Sham read news >>
Sherdog.com will report from Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada, at 6:00 p.m. ET with play-by-play and live results of Bellator 76, headlined by a lightweight clash between Eddie Alvarez and Patricky Freire, and featuring the Bellator Season 7 featherweight tournament quarterfinals. read news >>