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James
Gallagher
is right about one thing: Win or lose, he makes
people care.

According to +3 DVR figures released from an industry executive,

Bellator 204
peaked at 699,000 viewers for the bout between
Gallagher and Ricky
Bandejas
on Friday night. The brash Irishman, a training
partner of Conor
McGregor
at SBG Ireland, suffered a first-round knockout loss
to Bandejas in a featured bantamweight clash on Paramount
Network.

Gallagher had been undefeated in his first seven MMA appearances
and had drawn attention for his brash antics. After the defeat,
Gallagher posted on Instagram that “If I hadn’t of [talked], none
of you would be talking about me either.”

Bellator 204 took place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls,
S.D., and saw reigning bantamweight champion Darrion
Caldwell
earn a second-round knockout of Noad Lahat at
145 pounds in the main event. As a whole, Bellator 204 averaged
413,000 viewers (+3 DVR).

Prior to the release of DVR +3 figures, Bellator 204 averaged
319,000 viewers, according to
ShowBuzz Daily
. That made it the second-lowest rated card of
the year televised on Paramount Network, behind only Bellator 197,
which was split between Paramount and CMT.


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