LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2020 – Bellator MMA, a major blended martial arts promotion owned by ViacomCBS, and CBS Sports activities Network have declared an interesting new partnership that will see the organization’s dwell events showcased on the 24-hour dwelling of CBS Sports activities commencing this drop.
Bellator will start airing on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network will televise Bellator functions, the two domestic and worldwide, Stay in all U.S. markets, though preliminary matchups will stream on CBSSports.com and Bellator MMA’s YouTube channel. Extra information will be announced at a later day.
To kick off the new partnership, CBS Athletics Network will air Bellator situations stay from Europe, including Bellator 247 on Thursday, Oct. 1 (4 p.m. ET) in Milan, Italy, as properly as the monumental Bellator Paris celebration on Saturday, Oct. 10 (11:30 a.m. ET) in France. Bellator 247 is headlined by a welterweight fight involving veteran Paul Daley (42-17-2) and Derek Anderson (16-3, 1 NC), while Bellator Paris sees “MVP” Michael Page (17-1) take on Ross Houston (8-, 1 NC) at welterweight and Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) face Tim Johnson (14-6) in a heavyweight bout.
Cris Cyborg will make very first title protection stay on CBS Sporting activities in prime time
The initially primetime celebration stay from the U.S. requires place Thursday, Oct. 15 (9 p.m. ET) with a huge card anchored by the very first earth title protection of present champion Cris “Cyborg” (22-2, 1 NC), who normally takes on Australia’s Arlene Blencowe (13-7), at Bellator 249 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
“We’re fired up to have CBS Sports Network provide as the new residence of are living Bellator MMA events. It is a great chance to showcase some of the greatest events and most significant names in the activity,” said CBS Sports activities Executive Vice President of Programming Dan Weinberg. “Adding Bellator MMA to the CBS Athletics portfolio will make it possible for for larger promotion, engagement and publicity throughout all our platforms and property such as CBS Sports Community, CBSSports.com, CBS Sports activities HQ as perfectly as our different social accounts.”
“I am thrilled that Bellator live events will be coming to CBS Athletics Network beginning on Oct. 1, as well as the one of a kind chances the partnership makes throughout all CBS Athletics platforms,” explained Bellator President Scott Coker. “CBS Athletics is synonymous with legendary sporting activities broadcasting and it is amazing to now have Bellator MMA provided in that family. I would like to thank Paramount Community, previously Spike Television set, for the yrs of help that helped create Bellator into the business that it is these days, and this news marks yet a further thrilling romance in between two ViacomCBS homes. I glimpse ahead to bringing the major fights, featuring the major athletes in the planet, live to CBS Athletics Network and introducing Bellator to an solely new viewers this fall.”
CBS Sporting activities Network, the 24-hour dwelling of CBS Athletics, is offered by all important cable, satellite and telco distributors as perfectly as by using OTT streaming company vendors YouTube Tv, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu.
Bellator will carry on to make all of its possess live occasions, led by Executive Producer Scott Fishman.
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Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe
The next Bellator woman’s featherweight champion in the company’s background, Cris “Cyborg” is coming off of a dominant performance around Julia Budd in January to win the 145-pound globe title. Previously an MMA legend at 35-years-old, “Cyborg” will be wanting to further her legacy as the finest woman’s mixed martial artist of all-time when she fulfills Arlene Blencowe on Oct. 15. Just after successful the Bellator belt in her 12th career title combat, “Cyborg” built record by getting a planet champion in her fourth important advertising, formerly keeping belts in the two the UFC and Strikeforce. With a professional file of 22-2, 1 NC, which include 18 wins by way of complete, the Brazilian-born fighter retains victories over difficult levels of competition such as Budd, Holly Holm, Felicia Spencer and Gina Carano.
With wins in 6 of her last 7 fights, such as 5 knockouts, “Angerfist” has set herself in place to obstacle for the women’s featherweight title. Coming off a unanimous choice victory more than Leslie Smith, the former two-time boxing globe champion will seem to maintain her momentum rolling and claim her first MMA title. Tied for the most knockouts in Bellator woman’s featherweight history, the fighter out of New South Wales, Australia aims to claim sole possession of that report, as she can take on her hardest problem to day in Cris “Cyborg.”
Paul Daley vs. Derek Anderson
A longtime MMA veteran, Paul Daley has competed professionally due to the fact 2003, amassing about 60 profession fights. In the course of his tenure, “Semtex” has been one fifty percent of some of the most unforgettable bouts in MMA background, which includes a knockout of the calendar year over Brennan Ward in 2017. Most lately, the Nottingham, England indigenous notched consecutive wins over Erick Silva and Saad Awad, jogging his document in Bellator MMA to 8-4. Fighting out of San Diego, Calif., the 30-yr-outdated Derek Anderson will be earning his 11th appearance for Bellator MMA in lookup of his third consecutive victory. With 11 of his 16 job wins coming by way of end, “The Barbaric” hopes to gain his eighth advertising victory and first of his 2020 marketing campaign.
“MVP” Michael Webpage vs. Ross Houston
At present riding a 3-struggle acquire streak, Michael “Venom” Site, improved regarded to followers as “MVP,” returns with the intention of spoiling the debut of European welterweight prospect, Ross Houston. Holding a profession report of 17-1, with 14 wins coming by way of stoppage, the pleasure of London Shootfighters appears to be to remind men and women why he is a single of the most fascinating strikers in all of MMA. After signing with Bellator in February, Scotland’s Houston will make his promotional debut against a single of Bellator’s biggest stars in Website page. “The Hitman” plans on maintaining his 8-, 1 NC undefeated file intact and enhance on the 3 submission victories by now to his name by applying his recognized Brazilian jiu-jitsu competencies.
Cheick Kongo vs. Tim Johnson
Keeping an remarkable MMA report of 30-10-2, 1 NC, France’s Cheick Kongo returns to action subsequent a title battle versus heavyweight winner Ryan Bader past September. The former kickboxer remains unbeaten considering the fact that 2015 and will enter the Bellator cage on household soil for a rematch versus a acquainted opponent in heavyweight contender in Tim Johnson. Coming off a dominant TKO victory in excess of veteran Matt Mitrione at Bellator 243 in August, Johnson is established to compete for the 3rd time in 2020 trying to get revenge in a rematch from 2018 towards Kongo. Now training out of Las Vegas, Johnson has quickly attained his place around the top rated of the Bellator heavyweight division with his current wins, which includes a viral knockout in excess of top rated prospect Tyrell Fortune in February.
*Battle playing cards topic to transform.