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.”  

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