Report: Bellator 245, Bellator 246 Draw 600,000+ Viewers Combined

Bellator is moving to the CBS Sports Network next month, but the promotion still had two events left for the Paramount Network in the form of Bellator 245 and Bellator 246.

The first of those two cards, Bellator 245, took place on Friday, September 11 and was headlined by former Bellator lightweight champion Phil Davis defeating former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida by decision. That card, according to MMA Fighting, brought in a total of 300,000 viewers on Friday Night, making it #76 overall for cable programming. Other fights on the main card saw Cat Zingano defeat Gabrielle Holloway, Taylor Johnson defeat Ed Ruth and Raymond Daniels fight Peter Stanonik to a no contest.

Saturday, September 12 was Bellator’s final night on the Paramount Network and the promotion closed their tenure there with Bellator 246, which saw Juan Archuleta defeat Patrick Mix in the main event to win the vacant Bellator bantamweight title. This show drew a little better than the Friday Night card, bringing in 335,000 viewers and the #62 spot for overall cable programming. Other fights on the main card saw Neiman Gracie defeat Jon Fitch, Liz Carmouche defeat DeAnna Bennett and Keoni Diggs defeat Derek Campos.

Up next for Bellator is Bellator 247 on October 1, which is headlined by a welterweight division bout between Paul Daley and Derek Anderson.

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