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).
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Bellator's Season 6 has suffered a rough roller coaster ride on MTV2, with Friday's Bellator 66 dipping down towards the season low.
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The new season couldn't have come any sooner, and we’re not talking about phony NFL football. Bellator 123: "Curran vs. Pitbull 2" takes place this upcoming Fri. night (Sept. 5, 2014) from inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., as Bellator President Scott Coker delivers us a card straight from the Strikeforce casket for the season 11 premiere. The four-bout main card will air live on Spike TV, with the "Prelims" taking shape online, and headlining the event will be the rematch pitting Be read news >>
In addition to a four-fight main-card set to air on Spike TV, September's Bellator 123 event will feature a massive 10-fight preliminary card on Spike.com. Bellator MMA officials recently unveiled the complete lineup for "Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2," which takes place Sept. read news >>
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Until then, you can relive all the action here. Newport Beach, Calif. (June 25, 2014) - Spike TV will telecast an encore presentation of one of MMA's most memorable events of 2014, "BELLATOR MMA: RAMPAGE vs KING MO" on Friday, July 18 at 9:00pm ET/PT. For the first time on free television, fans that missed Bellator's first-ever pay-per-view event can witness the highly-anticipated grudge match between Rampage Jackson and King Mo plus epic upset victories for Will Brooks and Tito Ortiz. Fans can read news >>
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Spike TV and Bjorn Rebney, Founder, Chairman & CEO, and Tim Danaher, President & COO, announced today that Rebney and Danaher are leaving their positions at Bellator MMA effective immediately. read news >>
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Spike TV today announced that Bellator MMA’s top two executives have parted ways with the company.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
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CEO Bjorn Rebney and COO Tim Danaher are officially out at Bellator per a Spike TV press release Earlier today we mentioned the reports that Bellator would be parting ways with Bjorn Rebney after months of rumors. A press release sent out by Spike TV has made it official. Along with Rebney, COO Tim Danaher is also out. The statement from Rebney in the presser is as follows: "It is with bittersweet emotions that I announce that I am leaving the company I founded. I have great pride in having turn read news >>
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With its move from pay-per-view to Spike TV following the injury withdrawal of Tito Ortiz, Saturday's Bellator 106 card has gotten a small shakeup. read news >>
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Despite reports stating otherwise, Bellator and Spike TV have yet to decide if the promotion's first foray into reality TV, "Fight Master," will get a second season. read news >>
Bellator MMA will open its Season 9 from Connecticut’s own Mohegan Sun Casino Saturday, September 7 live on Spike. read news >>