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Spike Garners Knockout Ratings With Bellator Telecast

Spike TV’s live Bellator 131 mixed martial arts telecast this past Saturday drew big ratings, averaging 1.2 million viewers for its three hour telecast.

The fight card’s main event bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar drew 1.8 million viewers, making it the most watched MMA fight on cable this year, according to Spike officials. The fight card’s 1.2 million viewers was the most watched Bellator MMA event on Spike TV ever, said the network.

"Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for everybody, and I'm thrilled to see our efforts were so well-received by our fans,” said recently named Bellator president Scott Coker in a statement. “I'm very proud of our entire Bellator and Spike family for all of the hard work they put resulting in these record-breaking ratings.”