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Last night Spike TV finally played host to Bellator, stacking the card with two title fights and three fairly high profile opening round matches for this season’s light heavyweight tournament. Opening the show and garnering over 1.1 million viewers was the featherweight championship bout between challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and champion Pat Curran. The fight [...]
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Bellator's SPIKE TV debut is now officially in the books and in terms of ratings and production quality it was a great success. According to Yahoo! Sports the show pulled in 938,000 viewers. The production and fighter back story pieces before the actual fights have always been something Bellator's been good at, but it's seems like they upped the ante for this one, and...
Bellator premiered last night on Spike TV with two outstanding title fights as well as an unexpected upset on the main card. Pat Curran earned a split decision win over ‘Pitbull’ Freire to retain his featherweight title in the opening bout whilst Michael Chandler dominated Rick Hawn for the better part of two rounds before submitting the Olympic Judoka late in the second.
The inaugural event on Spike TV features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull, while lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
The full results from the Bellator MMA weigh-in are below:
Bellator Featherweight Championship Fight: Pat Curran...
Main Card (Spike TV) Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Light Heavyweight Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli TKO (punches) 1 2:51 [a] Lightweight Michael Chandler (c) def. Rick Hawn Submission (rear naked choke) 2 3:07 [b] Light Heavyweight Mikhail Zayats def. Renato Sobral TKO (punches) 1 4:49 [a] Featherweight Pat Curran (c) def. Patricio Freire Split decision [...]
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 85” took place Wednesday in California.
A pair of championship affairs headlines Thursday’s show. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight king Pat Curran in the co-main event, while Michael Chandler puts his lightweight crown on the line against Rick Hawn in the night’s featured attraction.
UCI Bren Center in Irvine hosts...
The inaugural Bellator event on Spike TV takes place tomorrow night and features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull as well as lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
Main Card (Live on Spike TV, 10:00 PM)
Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn
Bellator Fighting Championships makes its SpikeTV debut tonight. “Bellator 85” takes place Thursday inside UCI Bren Center in Irvine, California.
Fans can stream the prelims live on Spike.com starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Spike will then broadcast the main card at 10PM ET/PT.
A pair of championship affairs will be showcased. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight...