According to a release from Spike, the featherweight championship
headliner peaked at 1.033 million viewers at 10:38 p.m. ET. Freire
submitted Straus with a guillotine choke 37 seconds into the second
round of their bout at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville,
When including +3DVR figures, Bellator 178 drew an average audience
of 733,000 viewers to Spike for its four-bout main card. The
co-main event saw Ilima-Lei
Macfarlane tap Jessica
Middleton with an armbar at the 2:15 mark of round one.
Awad and A.J. McKee
also earned victories on the evening’s main draw.
According to a release, Bellator cards are averaging 922,000
viewers when including +7DVR figures thus far in 2017, the highest
ratings in promotion history.