Bellator and Spike released a statement regarding the ratings for Bellator 180, which took place this past Saturday night on the network.

The two-hour event aired prior to Bellator NYC on pay-per-view and featured Ryan Bader winning the light heavyweight title vs. Phil Davis.

The biggest night in Bellator MMA history got off to a very strong start on Saturday night. The main event of Bellator 180 from Madison Square Garden in New York City, featuring a title fight between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader, drew 1.1 million viewers.
Overall, Bellator 180 delivered 901,000 viewers from 8:00-10:00pm ET.

(the numbers reflect the Spike and CMT telecasts’ combined viewership)

Social Highlights:
#BellatorNYC trended #1 on Twitter in the U.S. throughout the entire PPV broadcast and trended #1 worldwide for much of the telecast

#Bellator180 trended as high as #2 in the U.S. during the Spike telecast

There were 20 trending topics on Twitter related to the Bellator event throughout the night