Bellator Returns to mun2 for Spanish Broadcasts


Bellator LogoIt’s no secret that Bellator Fighting Championships will make its new home on Spike TV in 2013, but on Thursday the promotion announced a new U.S. based Spanish language broadcast partner in mun2, part of the Telemundo Communications Group, a division of NBCUniversal.

Unlike the Spike TV deal, which can’t begin until January as the network rides out its current licensing contract with the UFC, the mun2 deal begins on Friday, June 29, with a series of Spanish language highlight shows recapping previous Bellator events.

Bellator 60 will be the first event broadcast on mun2, and will feature the featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Joe Warren. Additionally, a collection of Featherweight Tournament Quarterfinals fights will be shown with the winner of the Season 6 Tournament earning a guaranteed title shot and a $100,000 payday.

Every live Bellator event for the remainder of 2012 and in 2013 will be seen live on mun2 in Spanish. The mun2 broadcast team will feature the longtime Bellator Spanish language commentating team of George X and Manny Rodriguez, who hold the distinction of announcing every Bellator event in history, dating back to Bellator’s debut in 2009.

This is actually the reuniting of a partnership that saw mun2 air 22 live Bellator events spanning the promotion’s second and third seasons. mun2 is broadcast to more than 36 million homes nationwide.

“Both Bellator and mun2 have both experienced tremendous growth since our earlier alliance, so when the possibility of re-aligning with mun2 for anything/everything Bellator Spanish language in the U.S., the move was a natural fit,” said Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.

“Since our first event, Bellator has recognized and respected Hispanic consumers as some of the greatest MMA fans in the world, and this partnership ensures that audience will have a new spectacular home where it can watch Bellator live and Best Of on a weekly basis.”  

For more MMA News and MMA Rumors, follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter and Facebook.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 views

When you only have two weeks to save a fight, you take what you can get. In this case, Bellator did alright for itself, locking in longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Joe Vedepo as a replacemen read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 9 views

A look at this Saturday's Bellator 131 event on Spike TV in San Diego, CA, where Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar meet in the main event. This weekend marks perhaps the biggest Bellator card to date und read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 210 views

Bellator MMA and Spike TV have announced shoulder programming to promote the upcoming Bellator 131: "Tito vs. Bonnar" event on Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, Calif read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 23 views

Bellator's Season 11 wraps up this weekend at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The most publicized feud in Bellator history finally comes to a head as "American Psycho" Stephan read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

While Scott Coker has been on the job for a few months now, Bellator 131 was the first event that truly felt like it belonged to the new promotion head. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 57 views

Like it or not, veterans Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar can still apparently draw a crowd.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 17 views

Spike TV is undoubtedly pleased with the success of Bellator 131, which took place back on Nov. 15, in San Diego, California. The promotion today revealed that "Tito vs. Bonnar" drew an average of 1. read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar didn't do much to shake up the MMA world, but they did draw a record number of viewers to Spike TV for Bellator. read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 15 views

Bellator 131 became the most-watched MMA show in 2014 and the highest-viewed event in the promotion's history. The televised main card, which featured a main event between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonn read news >>

Jump to: