Bellator and Spike have released a statement concerning the ratings for Bellator 178.

The event took place this past Friday night and featured Patricio “Pitbull” Freire defeating Daniel Straus to become the featherweight champion once again.

Below is the press release:

The 4th installment in Bellator’s Patricio “Pitbull” Freire-Daniel Straus tetralogy delivered strong ratings on Spike on Friday, April 21.

The main event of Bellator 178 drew 949,000 viewers peaking with 1,033,000 viewers at 10:38pm ET.

Overall, Bellator 178 tallied 733,000 viewers.

In 2017, Bellator MMA is averaging 922,000 viewers, highest in franchise history.