Report: Bellator 225 Struggles in The Ratings
By FCF Staff
The recent event, which took place in Bridgeport, Connecticut, featured a rematch between heavyweight sluggers Sergei Kharitonov and Matt Mitrione (their first fight earlier this year was declared a no-contest, after Kharitonov couldn’t continue due to a low blow). Kharitonov won the rematch via second round stoppage.
According to a follow up report from MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer, Bellator 225 pulled only 285,000 viewers for the Paramount Network. Those numbers make it the second lowest watched event for a prime time, Bellator card this year. Bellator’s March 22nd card reportedly drew only 255,000 viewers.
Bellator 225 was up against pre-season NFL action between the Dallas Cowboys and the Houston Texans , as well as the Miami vs. Florida college football game.