‘King Mo’ vs. 'Rampage’ Headliner at Bellator 175 Peaks at 1.6 Million Viewers on Spike

By Tristen Critchfield Apr 5, 2017

The Bellator 175 main event between Muhammed Lawal and Quinton Jackson peaked at 1.6 million viewers on Spike, according to a release from the network.

The heavyweight headliner drew an average of 1.4 million viewers for the three-round fight, which “King Mo” won via unanimous decision. Lawal and Jackson first fought at Bellator 120 in May 2014, with “Rampage” winning a contentious decision. Their initial meeting was the featured bout for the promotion’s inaugural pay-per-view offering.

Bellator 175 took place at Allstate Arena in Chicago this past Friday and also saw Emmanuel Sanchez take a three-round verdict over Marcos Galvao in the evening’s co-main event. The card as a whole averaged 1 million viewers and garnered a 0.9 rating in the 18-to-49 year-old male demographic, which ranked third in its time slot.

Thus far in 2017, Bellator MMA is averaging 993,000 viewers, a 26 percent increase over the previous year. Up next for the California-based promotion is Bellator 177, which takes place in Turin, Italy on Saturday and is topped by a middleweight championship rematch between Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef.

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