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Bellator 48 Draws 226,000 Viewers, Ranks Fifth In Promotion's MTV2 Partnership

Officials from Bellator Fighting Championships have released the television ratings from Saturday's Bellator 48 event. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie Tuesday afternoon.

Overall, the cap-off to Bellator's "Summer Series" drew 226,000 viewers nationwide, ranking in as the promotion's fifth most successful MTV2 broadcasted event. It is the seventh of fourteen Bellator-MTV2 aired events this year to top 200,000 viewers, as well as the fourth in the last five shows to reach the mark.

An immediate replay after the conclusion of Bellator 48 drew a reported 114,000 viewers.

Bellator 48 was held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and was headlined by the finals of the promotion's eight-man featherweight tournament. Pat Curran scored a highlight-reel head kick knockout over top-10 ranked Marlon Sandro to claim the $100,000 prize and a shot at the promotion's featherweight title.

The full ranked list of ratings for Bellator's MTV2 broadcasts:

Bellator 44: 325,000 viewers
Bellator 47: 277,000 viewers
Bellator 45: 264,000 viewers
Bellator 36: 230,000 viewers
Bellator 48: 226,000 viewers
Bellator 40: 218,000 viewers
Bellator 35: 200,000 viewers
Bellator 42: 199,000 viewers
Bellator 46: 185,000 viewers
Bellator 43: 182,000 viewers
Bellator 39: 174,000 viewers
Bellator 37: 173,000 viewers
Bellator 38: 150,000 viewers
Bellator 41: 132,000 viewers