Bellator 200 “Carvalho vs. Mousasi” took place May 25, 2018 at SSE Arena in London, England. The main event saw Gegard Mousasi finish Rafael Carvalho by TKO to claim the Middleweight title in only his second promotional fight. It’s the latest in a long line of belts Mousasi can add to his trophy case.
He may also want to claim the title of “ratings draw” as his fight with Carvalho peaked the night on Paramount Network at 804,000 viewers (DVR +3). That compares very favorably against Bellator’s other shows in 2018, with his fight drawing more viewers than any show from Bellator 193-197.
The average total for the evening is a little more lackluster as the telecast averaged around 500,000 viewers (DVR +3), putting it just under Bellator 197 at 503,000 (with CMT factored in). That suggest many viewers tuned in JUST for Mousasi, although if they did they missed Michael ‘Venom’ Page making David Rickels quit and the Phil Davis head kick of doom to open the show.
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