Het hoofdgevecht op het programma is een gevecht in de gewichtsklasse halfzwaargewicht Light Heavyweight tussen Melvin Manhoef en Yannick Bahati. Op het programma van dit evenement staat ook een MMA-wedstrijd van de befaamde ex-kickbokser Hesdy Gerges. Het hoofdprogramma van het evenement wordt in Nederland live op tv uitgezonden. De term 'bellator' komt uit het Latijn en betekent 'krijger'. De oorspronkelijke naam van deze bond was 'Bellator Fighting Championships'.
The prelims overlapped with Bellator on Paramount which drew , viewers. Thanks to a reader who pointed this out. The event on FS1 drew 0.
The event drew 0. Bellator had a higher viewership in the aggregate but was shown on Spike and CMT.
While the event produced the best ratings in almost 10 months, it still does not come close to the initial tentpole events which drew near 1 million viewers. The ratings reflect adjustments for DVR ratings. The event saw an increase in ratings over the last couple events with a live plus same day rating of , viewers per Nielsen.
The peak viewership is the highest since Bellator Payout Perspective: The debuts of McDonald and Letourneau may have aided the ratings this week for Bellator as it was slumping of late.
In addition, there was another boxing card on HBO. Bellator featured Rafael Carvalho taking on Alessio Sakara. Carvalho defeated Sakara to retain his middleweight title.
Per Nielsen, via ShowBuzz Daily, the event drew 0.
Payout Perspective: The lower ratings had to be expected with an overseas card on a night Bellator usually is not on against three other televised combat sports events. The , is an all-time low and lowers the average to , It was the third straight event with ratings lower than the previous event.