Bellator's five standout fighters from Season 8

Featherweight champ Pat (Paddy Mike) Curran. (Bellator.com)

Featherweight champ Pat (Paddy Mike) Curran. (Bellator.com)

Neil Springer, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 3:17 PM ET

Bellator's inaugural season on Spike TV is officially in the books, as the Viacom-owned MMA promotion wrapped up an entertaining run of shows Thursday.

Though Bellator found its initial groove in terms of ratings, averaging under 800,000 viewers per event, only time will tell if the organization can continue to grow.

Any way you slice it, the fights delivered and a number of competitors saw their stocks rise.

Here are the five standout fighters from Bellator's eighth season.

 


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