Global streaming for Bellator on Spike.com
September 15, 2011
MMA Junkie reports that Bellator will be streaming its preliminary fights worldwide on Spike.com starting this Saturday with Bellator 50.
Last week Bellator and Spike.com began streaming its preliminary fights online. Bellator sent out the announcement via its twitter account.
This is a good move for the company as it gives it broader exposure for the product. It also is another sign that Bellator will be moving to Spike TV. However, its another stacked weekend of combat sports with UFC Fight Night and the Mayweather-Ortiz fight to compete with in addition to college football (notably the Oklahoma-FSU game). Its interesting that Bellator’s prelim streaming on Spike.com will be competing with the UFC’s Facebook streaming. Then, the UFC will be airing on Spike TV and Bellator on MTV 2.