Bellator LogoBellator Fighting Championships will make its “Ocean State” debut as the promotion travels to Rhode Island on Nov. 16 for Bellator 81. It will air live on MTV2, in Spanish language on mun2, and in commercial free HD on EPIX from The University of Rhode Island’s Ryan Center.

Tickets for Bellator 81 will be on sale beginning Sept. 7. Tickets will be available at, charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000, or at the Ryan Center Box Office.

“The Ryan Center is an incredible arena that should play host to a great night of fights,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney. “The Northeast has always treated Bellator well, and I’m excited for the opportunity to bring Bellator to Rhode Island on Nov. 16.”

No bouts have yet been announced for Bellator 81.

Bellator’s seventh season will feature tournaments in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and heavyweight divisions.

Starting in January, Bellator will move over to Spike TV, which is available in over 100 million homes nationwide in the U.S.

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