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Ratings Report: Bellator 177 peaks at 859k viewers in +3 DVR viewership

Bellator 177 took place this past Friday from the Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest Hungary and was headlined by bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas defeating former LFA bantamweight champion Leandro Higo by split decision in a catchweight bout of 139 pounds.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Tuesday by Nielson that the main card on Spike delivered 522,000 viewers and Spike TV announced on Wednesday that the fight card came in with 595,000 viewers in the +3 DVR ratings. Along with announcing the average viewership, Spike confirmed that the peak viewership of the broadcast came at 9:44 p.m. ET with 859,000 viewers.

Following the conclusion of the Bellator 177 fight card, Bellator Kickboxing drew an average audience of 321,000 viewers and peaked at 452,000 viewers (11:16 p.m. ET) in the +3 DVR viewership.

Bellator will return to Spike TV on Friday for Bellator 178 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and the event will be headlined by a title fight as Daniel Straus will defend the featherweight title against former champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire in their fourth meeting.