Bellator 192: “Rampage vs. Sonnen” took place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Jan. 20, 2018, featuring the first fight of the Heavyweight Grand Prix as former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) stars Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen squared off with Sonnen taking home the decision.
The first mixed martial arts (MMA) card of the newly-christened Paramount Network (formerly Spike) proved to be a success both at home base and via the simulcast on CMT. The show drew a combined average of 931,000 viewers for the three-hour broadcast, peaking at 1.34 million during the “Rampage vs. Sonnen” main event.
The lead in set the table as the Welterweight title bout between Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald averaged 1.1 million viewers, with the opening round for “Rampage vs. Sonnen” starting at 1.2 million viewers immediately afterward.
DVR +3 numbers made the story even better, with a peak of 1.5 million during the main event, an average of 1.4 million for the main event, and an average of 1.2 million for the co-main.
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