Bellator have secured two new broadcasting deals, with the promotion solely showing it events on Showtime in the US and the BBC in England, for 2021.
Bellator has swapped between plenty of networks in the US in recent years including: Paramount Network, DAZN, and CBS Sports Network.
This announcement has coincided with the announcement of Bellator’s, much anticipated, Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
The BBC showed coverage of Bellator Paris, in October last year, with all fights in 2021 to be streamed on BBC iPlayer.
Ben Gallop, Head of Digital, BBC Sport said: “Following on from the success of the Paris show we are delighted to continue our partnership with Bellator. We look forward to bringing live, free to air Bellator action to both existing and new fans of MMA on BBC iPlayer.”
The first Bellator event of the year is on April 2, headlined by Patricio Pitbull and Emmanuel Sanchez.
Head of Bellator Europe, David Green, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be able to bring live Bellator MMA action to millions of UK homes on BBC iPlayer. To have every event from all over the world available for fans in the UK to watch live is something we have been working really hard to achieve, and to be able to call the BBC home for Bellator in the UK is really a fantastic moment for us and for the sport.”