Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its seventh season this week. Officials are excited about the final 12-week run on MTV2, but they're also looking ahead to a move to the larger Spike TV next year.
Viacom, the parent company of both channels, acquired Bellator a year ago, and that set in motion the upcoming move to Spike TV.
But first the tournament-based MMA promotion returns to MTV2 tonight in Atlantic City, N.J., with the sold-out Bellator 74 (8 p.m. ET).