Bellator today announced the continuation of their partnership with the BBC after a successful first year. It includes Bellators European cards to be broadcast live on BBC Three and BBC iPlayer.
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The BBC Three channel will show its first live Bellator event on February 25th as Pound for Pound great Gegard Mousasi defends his middleweight title against the undefeated Austin Vanderford.
Bellator will see this as an opportunity to reach a whole new audience.
Peter Queally is taking on Kane Moussah, and an all Irish women’s brawl between Leah McCourt and Sinead Kavanagh is also on the card as they look to highlight some of our homegrown talents on this shiny new platform.
The head of Bellator Europe, David Green spoke to the BBC about the deal, saying:
“We’re thrilled to be renewing our relationship with the BBC and to be on BBC Three,”
David Green also added to that:
“We’ve worked incredibly hard to bring live action from this amazing sport to as many people in the UK as possible, and this is yet another landmark step on that journey.”
Scott Coker, Bellator president also made commented on the new deal:
“I’m so excited by the continued growth of MMA in the UK and delighted that we’ll continue to enjoy the support of the BBC by bringing our events live to existing British fans and new audiences in 2022.”
So what do you think of the new deal? Let us know!
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