Bellator 178 took place this past Friday from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and was headlined by Patricio “Pitbull” Freire becoming a two-time Bellator featherweight champion with a submission victory over Daniel Straus in the second round.

When it comes to the television ratings for the fight card, it was revealed on Monday by Nielson that the main card on Spike delivered 674,000 viewers and Spike TV announced on Wednesday that the fight card came in with 733,000 viewers in the +3 DVR ratings. Along with announcing the average viewership, Spike confirmed that the peak viewership of the broadcast came at 10:38 p.m. ET with 1,033,000 viewers and the main event had an average viewership of 949,000 viewers.

According to today’s press release from Spike, Bellator is averaging 922,000 viewers in the +7 DVR viewership in 2017 and this is the highest in the promotions history. When it comes to +3 DVR viewership, Bellator is averaging 818,000 viewers and the viewership for all of the Bellator events this year in the +3 DVR viewership is below (Note: +3 DVR viewership is via Spike).

Bellator 170: 1.5 million
Bellator 171: 795k
Bellator 172: 873k
Bellator 173: 618k
Bellator 174: 755k
Bellator 175: 1 million
Bellator 176: 496k
Bellator 177: 595k
Bellator 178: 733k

The next Bellator event is set for May 19 from London, England and will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley.

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    Those are really good numbers for Bellator. Also, I did hear Al Iaquinta interview with Ariel Helwani saying he has only two fights left on his UFC contract. My suggestion is he simply fights out his contract as soon as possible so he can be at peace as to what organization he wants to fight in, negotiate exactly what he is really looking for as far as pay, incentives, sponsorships, and so on and so forth.