This past Friday night, despite seeing the main event cancelled a day before, Bellator 62 drew 175,000 viewers to MTV2. That number is a 61 percent increase over Bellator 61, which took place just a week prior.
MMAjunkie.com confirmed the numbers with industry sources on Tuesday. Bellator 61 generated 108,000 viewers, while Bellator 60 scored 169,000 earlier this year.
Bellator 62 featured the opening round in the lightweight tournament, including a stunning upset in the main event. Lloyd Woodard locked in a kimura on Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, advancing in the tourney field.
The original main event was suppose to feature Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos, but the fight was cancelled after Santos was unable to make the heavyweight limit. The bout was also the scheduled main event for Bellator 61 before being pushed back due to Prindle having flu-like symptoms.
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