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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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 Bonnar battles self-proclaimed "People's Champion" Tito Ortiz. In the co-main event "Ill" Will Brooks and Michael Chandler will turn the interim Bellator lightweight title into the official championship in their long-anticipated rematch. Bellator 131 "Tito vs. Bonnar" takes place this Sat. night (No read news >>
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Bellator's Season 11 continues this weekend with a trip to the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. "The Hardcore Kid" Emanuel Newton will look to defend the light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell. The co-main event features Bellator regulars Dave Jansen and Rick Hawn, but televised fights featuring Bobby Lashley and Marloes Coenen will also entice viewers to tune in on Spike. Bellator 130 "Newton vs. Vassell" takes place this Friday night (Oct. 24, 2014) at the Kansas Star Arena in Mul read news >>
Bellator's Season 11 continues this weekend with an exciting line-up of fights in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Two former UFC fighters collide at welterweight in the main event as Josh "The Dentist" Neer battles Paul "The Gentlemen" Bradley. The co-main event could end quickly as both "The Assassin" Houston Alexander and "Rezdog" Virgil Zwicker will be looking for a signature first-round knockout. Bellator 129 "Neer vs. Bradley" takes place this Friday night (Oct. 17, 2014) at the Mid-America Center in read news >>
Bellator's Season 11 continues this weekend with a bantamweight unification bout in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Champions will collide live on Spike TV when reigning Bellator champion Eduardo Dantas faces off with self-proclaimed "Baddest Man on the Planet" Joe Warren, holder of the interim bantamweight title. The co-main event features two explosive welterweights, Michael "Venom" Page and Nah-Shon Burrell! Bellator 128: "Dantas vs. Warren" takes place this Friday night (Oct. 10, 2014) at Winstar Wo read news >>
Season 11 continues with a featherweight main event in Temecula, California. Former champion Daniel Straus is on the comeback trail facing season nine tournament semifinalist Justin Wilcox, while MMA veteran Karo "The Heat" Parisyan goes to war with "The Menifee Maniac" Fernando Gonzalez. Bellator 127: "Straus vs. Wilcox" takes place this Friday night (Oct. 3, 2014) at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Daniel Straus is on a path to career redemption after losing the featherwe read news >>
Spike TV today launched its first app, and the included content should hit home with MMA fans.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>
Bellator 127 set from Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino as Gonzalez replaces Zaromskis, Duran set to face Bunch. Newport Beach, Calif. (September 23, 2014) - Bellator 127 is now set as the promotion will return to Southern California's Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, October 3rd as Daniel Straus will battle Justin Wilcox in the main event live on Spike TV. The night will also feature a former Bellator heavyweight champion Christian M'Pumbu's debut at middleweight against Hawaiia read news >>
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 >>