Bellator 138 Breaks Multiple Ratings Records With Shamrock vs. Kimbo Main Event


Spike TV issued a press release on Monday touting the ratings success of their Bellator 138: “Unfinished Business” live Spike TV fight card on Friday, June 19, 2015, for the show headlined by the grudge match between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice.

The event, which emanated from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, peaked with 2.1 million viewers for the final quarter hour of the show, which garnered an average of 1.6 million viewers overall.

According to the release issued by Bellator and Spike TV, the Shamrock-Kimbo bout was the highest and most-watched Bellator MMA fight in the history of Spike TV.

In terms of demographics breakdown, Bellator 138 finished number one with men 18-49 in all of television in its’ time slot, and number one with adults 18-49 on all of cable television for its’ time slot.

In terms of ratings success in the sports world, Bellator 138 on Spike TV beat out FOX’s coverage of U.S. Open golf by +128% with men 18-34, +99% with men 18-49 and +89% with men adults 18-49.

Additionally, the Shamrock-Slice fight was the most watched MMA fight on all of cable television since January of 2015.

Bellator officials also touted the following social media success for their event this past Friday evening:

* Social reach was over 105 million compared to the previous high of 40 million (Bellator 131)

* #Bellator138 trended worldwide and No. 1 in the U.S. from 15 minutes into the broadcast until the end

* Most unique Twitter authors ever for a Bellator event

NOTE: There’s a lot of controversy regarding whether or not the Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice fight at Bellator 138 was a “fixed fight.” Find out why UFC’s Joe Rogan said the fight looked “fake as f*ck” to him by clicking here.

NOTE #2: You can read Bellator MMA analyst Jimmy Smith respond to the “fixed fight” accusations in a long rant he posted today by clicking here.

NOTE #3: You can decide for yourself if the fight was fixed by watching the Ken Shamrock vs. Kimbo Slice fight by clicking here.

ANOTHER BRAND NEW PHOTO GALLERY: Ronda Rousey In Skimpy Bikinis & Tight Outfits


Miesha Tate Nude Photos Leak Online
Ronda Rousey Says Nude Photos Of Herself May Soon Leak Online
Photos: UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste’s Brand New Playboy Photo Shoot
Photos: Ronda Rousey In Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue
Photos: Unbelievably Hot Super-Model Photos Of UFC’s Paige VanZant
Photo: Miesha Tate On Cover Of ‘Fitness Gurls Magazine’ In Hot Bikini
Photos: Ronda Rousey’s Brazilian Bikini Photo Shoot
Photo: TUF 18 Champion Julianna Pena Posts Incredibly Risque Photo Online
Photos: TUF 20’s Angela Magana Releases Series Of Very Explicit Photos
Photos: Smoking Hot Pics Of UFC’s Two Newest Octagon Girls
Photos: Sexy Pics Of UFC’s Third Newest Octagon Girl
Photos: CM Punk’s First Official UFC Fighter Portraits Shoot

Latest Episode of the MMA News Podcast (View All)

Latest MMA News

Yair Rodriguez

Yair Rodriguez on UFC 211 Loss: ‘I am Better Than That’

Yair Rodriguez has broken his silence over his one-sided loss to Frankie Edgar. Rodriguez competed against "The Answer" inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas,...
Glover Teixeira

Glover Teixeira on Alexander Gustafsson Bout: ‘It Will Probably Last All Rounds’

Glover Teixeira is preparing for a five-round war against Alexander Gustafsson. Teixeira will go one-on-one with Gustafsson this Sunday night (May 28) inside the Ericsson Globe...
Jessica Eye

Jessica Eye on TUF 25 Finale: ‘I’m Basically Fighting For my Job’

Jessica Eye knows her spot on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster is in jeopardy. Eye will battle Aspen Ladd inside the T-Mobile Arena in...
Michael Page

Michael Page Says He’s Lost a ‘Hell of a Lot of Respect’ For Paul...

Michael Page isn't fond of Paul Daley's actions after his Bellator 179 bout this past Friday night (May 19). Daley took on Rory MacDonald inside...
Al Iaquinta

Al Iaquinta on UFC Athlete Retreat: ‘I Felt Uncomfortable Being There’

Al Iaquinta still isn't chummy with the folks at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). When "Raging" announced his return to the Octagon, many thought he...
Floyd Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather: ‘I Look Forward to Signing my End of The Deal’ to Fight...

If Floyd Mayweather signs on the dotted line, he will get his super fight with Conor McGregor. Late last week, McGregor signed his portion of...

As Expected, Vitor Belfort Will Not Retire Following UFC 212

Yes, UFC 212 marks the final fight in the UFC career of former champion Vitor Belfort. But "The Phenom" is not walking away from competition...

UFC Fight Night 114 Will Feature Flyweights Sergio Pettis, Brandon Moreno

A flyweight battle between Sergio Pettis and Brandon Moreno will headline UFC Fight Night 114, the promotion announced. The card takes place August 5 from...
Cris Cyborg

Angela Magana Speaks Out on Incident Involving Cris Cyborg

UFC fighter - yes, she is still under contract with the UFC - Angela Magana was reportedly involved in an incident with Cris Cyborg...
Santiago Ponzinibbio

Santiago Ponzinibbio on Gunnar Nelson Bout: ‘I Was Already Expecting a Big Fight’

Santiago Ponzinibbio says he knew he'd get a step up in competition after winning four in a row. On July 16, Ponzinibbio will meet Gunnar...