Bellator 131 made history this past weekend, becoming the most-watched event ever for the promotion.
The telecast, which featured a main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephen Bonnar on Spike TV, drew two million viewers at its peak, while the event as a whole averaged almost 1.3 million viewers.
“Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for everybody, and I’m thrilled to see our efforts were so well-received by our fans,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “I’m very proud of our entire Bellator and Spike family for all of the hard work they put resulting in these record-breaking ratings.
“The most exciting thing for me is the knowledge that we are just getting started, and I can’t wait for everyone to see what we have in store for the future.”
The Ortiz-Bonnar fight ranks second in terms of all MMA fights on television in terms of rating numbers.