It has been confirmed today by press release that Bellator MMA has secured a ground breaking one year deal with Sky Sports to air events in the UK & Ireland.
Sky Sports will broadcast a minimum of 20 US and international Bellator events live. The deal will kick off with Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley, live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut February 16.
Sky Sports will also air Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham live from the 3Arena in Dublin, February 23. This card, along with US and international events will air exclusively live on Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event.
This news follows the announcement of the recent Channel 5 deal which will televise a minimum of six UK and European Bellator events from the new European Series.
“We are delighted to be able to partner with Bellator to give our customers the chance to see some of the best, high octane fighters in the world via their MMA 2019 tour,” said Georgie Faulkner, Head of Multi-Sports at Sky Sports.
“This is a groundbreaking partnership for MMA in the U.K. and Ireland, and we are thrilled to finally bring LIVE Bellator events to our passionate fanbase there,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “We have worked diligently to find the right network in the U.K. and Sky Sports will undoubtedly deliver for our viewers. I’m excited that our fans overseas will now be able to be part of our events that take place around the globe and witness some of the best athletes in the sport today.”
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