The fourth meeting between PatricioFreire and DanielStraus at Bellator 178 drew an average of 949,000 viewers to Spike onFriday night. According to a release from Spike, the featherweight championshipheadliner peaked at 1.033 million viewers at 10:38 p.m. ET. Freiresubmitted Straus with a guillotine choke 37 seconds into the secondround of their bout at the Mohegan […]
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Bellator MMA on Tuesday announced several bouts for theSpike-televised and preliminary portions of the promotion’shistoric event on June 24. Bellator180 will be held inside New York’s Madison Square Garden, witha portion of the card streaming live online before moving to Spike.Then, “Bellator NYC: Silva vs. Sonnen” will air onpay-per-view. In addition to the Phil Davis […]
UFC Fight Night 108 took place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville,Tenn., and saw Cub Swanson take a five-round verdict over Artem Lobov in the evening’s main event. Ratings peaked during thefeatherweight headliner at 831,000. The beginning of the main cardaired on Fox Sports 2 until 10:32 p.m. ET/7:32 PT because a MajorLeague Baseball broadcast ran […]
Scores were 50-45 and 49-46 twice. “It’s a fight,” Swanson said. “It’s my 21st fight in the UFC / WEC, so I’m running out of opponents. You’ve got guys like this who are willing to call me out and test themselves, so I’m in a position now where I’m a veteran and I’ve got to […]