Bellator 204 Does Horrifying TV Ratings


Last Friday Night, MMA fans were treated to a single big MMA event in the form of Bellator 204, with Bellator MMA Bantamweight Champion Darrion Caldwell defeating UFC veteran Noad Lahat in the main event.

The show was apparently missed by a multitude of fans because the show drew the second lowest ratings for a Bellator MMA event to air on the Paramount Network or Spike TV.

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A total of 413,000 people checked out the event according to MMA Fighting, which breaks down to 319,000 viewers watching on the on the Paramount Network and 94,000 watching at  alater time via DVR. The show was not simulcast live on CMT, which usually brings in another 100,000+ viewers.

It was the bantamweight division bout between Ricky Bandejas and James Gallagher that brought in the most viewers, with 699,000 people checking out the one round affair.

Other bouts on the card saw Logan Storley defeat AJ Matthews by TKO and Tywan Claxton defeat Cris Lencioni by decision.

Up next for the promotion is Bellator 205 on Friday, September 21 from the Century Link Arena in Boise, Idaho with AJ McKee and John Teixeira in the main event. Former Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran was originally set to fight McKee in the main event, but pulled out of the bout due to injury.

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