Each Bellator 149 fight drew at least 1.9M viewers

February 25, 2016

Every Bellator fight at Bellator 149 drew over 1 million average viewers according to Spike TV.  The Kimbo Slice-Dada 5,000 drew the highest rating with 2.9 million viewers.

The breakdown is as follows:

Emmanuel Sanchez-Daniel Pineda: 1.9 million viewers

Linton Vassell-Emmanuel Newton: 1.9 million

Derek Campos-Melvin Guillard: 2.4 million

Kimbo Slice-Dada 5K: 2.9 million

Royce Gracie-Ken Shamrock: 2.8 million

Payout Perspective:

The ratings reflect the DVR numbers from last Friday night.  We already knew that the co-main events drew big ratings but the other fights on the card did high numbers as well.

19 Responses to “Each Bellator 149 fight drew at least 1.9M viewers”

  1. Combo on February 25th, 2016 10:09 PM

    MMA is on fire.

    The new king of combat sports.

  2. tops E on February 26th, 2016 12:41 AM

    Nah globally mma is still very small compared to boxing…..Bellator is wcw in the 90’s hahahaha….ufc in trouble

  3. jf on February 26th, 2016 5:30 AM

    @ tops How is the UFC in trouble?

  4. d on February 26th, 2016 5:58 AM

    Global market….hahahahaha…… tv contracts…..hahahaha.

  5. Wil on February 26th, 2016 8:59 AM

    Combo, are you a competitor in the UFC/Bellator.WSOF?

  6. tops E on February 26th, 2016 12:26 PM

    Getting over excited with 2 m viewers then the chinese boxer gets 200 M viewers makes this rather small hahahaha….step out of the ufc mma bubble then go to reality.globally its small

  7. tops E on February 26th, 2016 2:30 PM

    http://www.fightnews.com/Boxing/wilder-povetkin-likely-headed-to-russia-326231…..money money money and global russian billionaire? hahaha

  8. d on February 26th, 2016 7:11 PM

    200m viewers in China…did Nielsen’s analyze those numbers? A nice round promoter’s figure. Hahaha. China’s market equals maybe the size of a small US city market in terms of revenue.

    As for the Russian charity promoter, yeah, money money money….down the drain. There is no revenue to back up those purses. He bid more than 2m over the next highest bid for a reason. This is what boxing has come down to..charity.

  9. tops E on February 26th, 2016 11:27 PM

    Hahaha….200 M watched…its mainstream numbers. how many mil watched superbowl? What if this chinese boxer fights 3x this year…hahaha…almost all countries have olympic boxing…global combat sport hahaha

  10. d on February 27th, 2016 7:44 AM

    200m divided by 50 hahaha.

    Global sport that generates less revenue than curling. Hahaha. Global domination. Hahaha.

  11. The Greatest on February 27th, 2016 11:48 AM

    Global sport that easily grosses more than MMA.
    How could it not when boxers make monster pay days.

  12. Wil on February 27th, 2016 12:20 PM

    Just out of curiosity, why do you guys argue the “boxing vs. mma” argument? Ive been checking out these articles for a while now and I dont get it. Are you all fighters? How does either sports viewership effect you? Do you guys honestly not enjoy all combat sports? I think there is room for all of them…boxing, mma, kickboxing, just like there is room for football, baseball, basketball, hockey, tennis, nascar, formula 1, soccer, golf, etc etc

  13. Wil on February 27th, 2016 12:22 PM

    by the way, great for Bellator…good to see their numbers are high. I think WSOF is a losing promotion that has its days numbered, though I think it would be a good move actually for Bellator to buy out WSOF to include a younger fighter base to compliment its older fighter appeal to the fans. I have never been a fan of total UFC domination of the sport.

  14. Tops E on February 27th, 2016 2:44 PM

    Whatever happened to UFC Asia? Hahaha…they hired the head nba Asia , who eventually resigned hahaha….close shop?

  15. d on February 27th, 2016 8:56 PM

    “Global sport that easily grosses more than MMA.
    How could it not when boxers make monster pay days.”

    Delusions of grandeur.

  16. d on February 27th, 2016 8:57 PM

    “.close shop?”

    You are confusing the UFC with PBC.

  17. Wil on February 29th, 2016 4:22 AM

    Boxers to make more than mma fighters though. But why even compare them? Two different sports gentlemen….

  18. d on February 29th, 2016 6:43 AM

    Headlining boxers make more, and that is because they are overpaid and the ufc fighters are somewhat underpaid. It has nothing to do with the revenue coming in, because as we are seeing, the UFC dominates the ppv marketshare and also their tv ratings are significantly better these days- even Bellator’s numbers are better.

  19. Teep on March 1st, 2016 7:19 PM

    Great news.

    Combat sports RULE.

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