Bellator has announced a partnership with Showtime and a series of events. – MMA Sports

A few days ago, Bellator made fun of a special announcement via social media.

Today, at 9 pm Greenwich Mean Time, Bellator released some exciting news for fight fans. The show began with Bellator MMA Scott Coker and the president of Showtimes Stephen Espinoza announcing an exclusive partnership at Showtime and making their network debut.

Scott Coker said: “Everyone in the industry knows the history I have at Showtime. We have together created a true embodiment of the mixed martial arts sport we see today. It’s really exciting with this news That’s because everything we’ve already achieved is just the beginning. 2021 marks a new era for Bellator MMA. Showtime’s new home takes this brand to a new level. I at Bellator Throughout the time we can see that we are built on a foundation that we have already set up. “

Showtime will start on April 2nd with three consecutive events with Bellator MMA.

The first event will be on April 2nd at Bellator 255, where the semi-final featherweight grand prix will be held. Here, the current champions Patrício’Pitbull’ Freire (31-4) and Emmanuel’El Matador’ Sanchez (20-4) will face each other. The two had previously fought at Bellator 209 in 2018, and Sanchez was unanimously defeated. The winner will later face AJ “The Mercenary” McKee (17-0) in the Featherweight Grand Prix Final.

The second event will be Bellator 256 on April 9th, when the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix will begin with eight promotional fighters. The first round will be Corey “Overtime” Anderson (14-5) vs. Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov (18-5-1). The same event will also facilitate another battle at the Grand Prix of Ryan’Darth’Vader (27-6) vs. Ryoto’Dragon’ Machida (26-10).

Bellator 257 on April 16th will be the second part of the first round of the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix. The next match will be current champion Vadim Nemkov (12-2) vs Phil’Mr. Wonderful’Davis (22-5), followed by Berator’s rookie Anthony’Rumble’ Johnson (22-6) vs Joel’Soldier. is. “God’s” (13-5).

The final event announced was Bellator 258 on May 7th, the main bantamweight championship showdown between current champions Juan’The Spaniard’Archuleta (25-2) and Sergio’SP’ Pettis (20-5). It’s an event.

All three events will be held at the Mohigan Sun Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, with the opening announcement. An alternative to the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix will be announced next week.

Screening time President Stephen Espinosa said the streaming service will be available to US fans for $ 4.99 for the first six months. Scott Coker later said that the service in the UK and EU will be announced this Thursday or Friday.

Coker later talked about other athletes in promotions such as Dillion’Erjefe’Danis (2-0), saying he is a young fighter and wants him to fight more. You can expect to return to the cage in April / May. Coker also talked with Gegard’Dreamcatcher’Mousasi (47-7-2) about his whereabouts in the competition at the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, which reportedly felt too light for the Grand Prix. As I said, I will fight the winner in the future. Coker said Musashi could be expected to fight again in June.

There’s a lot of news to digest, but a lot of great news for MMA fans. Rumble vs Romero sounds like a complete genocide, I can’t wait!

You can see the replay of “Special Announcement” from the link below.

– MMA Sports

Bellator has announced a partnership with Showtime and a series of events. Bellator has announced a partnership with Showtime and a series of events.

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