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05 Nov 2013

Record Ratings for Bellator’s “Chandler-Alvarez II” on Spike TV

RECORD RATINGS FOR BELLATOR’S

“CHANDLER-ALVAREZ II” ON SPIKE TV 

1.1 Million Viewers Tune In To “Chandler Alvarez II” 

The Most Watched Mixed Martial Arts Event On Television This Fall

New York, NY, November 5, 2013 – The highly-anticipated rematch of two of the best lightweights in the world, Bellator MMA’s Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez, delivered  record  ratings on Spike TV. The telecast delivered 1.1 million viewers (9:00pm-12:45am), the most-watched in Bellator event history and the most watched mixed martial arts show on television this fall.

The “Chandler-Alvarez II” fight card peaked at 1.4 million viewers at 11:17pm and reached its high mark with Men 18-49 with a 1.1 rating for the Alvarez-Chandler bout.  The telecast also ranked #2 in cable in its timeslot with Men 18-49.

For fans who missed the fight, or who recorded it but the end was cut off due to the extraordinary length of the event, Spike TV will replay the Chandler-Alvarez II main event bout on Friday, November 8 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The replay will lead into a live Bellator event featuring heavyweights Cheick Kongo vs. Peter Graham and a co-feature with bantamweight contenders Joe Warren and Travis Marx.

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David Schwarz          Spike TV          212-767-8639            david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Anthony Mazzuca     Bellator MMA  949-222-3400             anthony@bellator.com