Its official, Sky Sports are to show live coverage of Bellator MMA, starting from February 17th.
The one year deal includes all U.S events and London and Dublin events. First up is the highly anticipated all British bout between Michael ‘Venom’ Page and Paul Daley from Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, U.S.
The following week will see exclusive action from Dublin on Sky Sports with Bellator 217 featuring James Gallagher. Sky Sports Action and Sky Sports Main Event will broadcast Bellator events.
Georgie Faulkner, Head of Multi-Sports at Sky Sports, said: “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.”
Scott Coker, Bellator President, said: “This is a groundbreaking partnership for MMA in the UK and we are thrilled to finally bring LIVE Bellator events to our passionate fan-base there. We have worked diligently to find the right network in the UK 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.”
Sky Sports fight dates announced so far:
Bellator 216: MVP vs. Daley – Saturday Feb. 16, 2019 – Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, CT, USA
Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham – Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019 – 3Arena – Dublin
Bellator 218: Sanchez vs. Grimshaw – Friday, March 22 – WinStar World Casino & Resort – Thackerville, OK, USA
Bellator 219: Koreshkov vs. Larkin – Friday, March 29 – Pechanga Resort Casino – Temecula, CA, USA
Bellator 220: MacDonald vs. Fitch – Saturday, April 27 – SAP Center – San Jose, CA, USA