For the hardest core devotees of MMA, particularly those who train, the answer is unequivocal. Jokes abound about fans so clueless about the difference that they claim to "trane UFC."
However, with Dream in Japan struggling to even put on a show, and Strikeforce being purchased by Zuffa, Bellator has become, almost by default, the No. 2 MMA promotion in the world. But no one is watching.
Saturday night Bellator debuted their stacked season five bantamweight tournament, putting on an exciting, evenly matched card (see highlights below). That's the good news.
The bad news is, it airing at the same time as UFC 135 on PPV, Bellator 51 garnered just 158,000 viewers -- the fourth worst showing since the promotion partnered with MTV2. The sole bright news was that it wasn't as bad as the preceeding Bellator 50, which was the worst ratings to date.
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