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Bobby Lashley’s MMA fight grabs Bellator’s biggest audience



Bobby Lashley

Former TNA champion and current MMA fighter Bobby Lashley has been Bellator’s biggest ratings grabber according to a report on

Noting the 814,000 viewers that tuned in to watch this past Saturday’s Bellator MMA event on Spike, says that the peak rating during the show came in for the Bobby Lashley vs James Thompson fight which was seen by 1,048,000 viewers.

“With the exception of people like Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz and Kimbo Slice, Lashley, with his pro wrestling fan base, has been consistently Bellator’s biggest ratings draw. Lashley’s fight this past weekend outdrew Ortiz’s championship challenge to Liam McGeary last month,” the report states.

Lashley registered his 7th straight MMA win this past week, finishing off Thompson in under a minute. His MMA record stands at 14-2.

Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!


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