Almost a million people watched Bellator's Spike TV debut last week, a card with two title fights and some serious action. Fans who stuck with it got a heck of a show.
How could the promotion possibly equal that introduction?
To give it a shot, they enlisted their big gun free agent, former wrestling champion "King" Mo Lawal, who made his Bellator debut as part of the light heavyweight tournament and made his unknown opponent look like a chump as expected.
The welterweights were also on display, with Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders advancing in the latest tournament and champion Ben Askren looking better than ever in his title defense over Karl Amoussou.
That, of course, isn't the the entire story. In mixed martial arts, unlike traditional ball and stick sports, winning and losing is often a little gray. A fighter can win on paper, but lose respect by fighting in a boring fashion. Likewise, a loser can walk away with his head held high if he gives it his all and shows fire and fighting spirit.
So who were the real winners and losers tonight on Spike? Click on to find out.