In Bellator’s second outing on Spike TV, the promotion saw a slight drop in ratings. Bellator 86 averaged 812,000 viewers, down from the week before which came in with 938,000 viewers.
The main event saw Ben Askren successfully defend his welterweight championship against Karl Amoussou, when the doctor stopped the fight after the third round due to a swollen eye.
The co-main event had Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal make a successful debut for the promotion, as he advanced in the light heavyweight tournament with a first round win over Przemyslaw Mysiala.
Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Brent Weedman and Raul Amaya made it to the semifinals in the welterweight tournament.
Bellator 86 took place yesterday, January 24, from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. Spike.com streamed the preliminary fights and Spike TV hosted the main event.