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Last night Spike TV finally played host to Bellator, stacking the card with two title fights and three fairly high profile opening round matches for this season’s light heavyweight tournament. Opening the show and garnering over 1.1 million viewers was the featherweight championship bout between challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and champion Pat Curran. The fight [...]
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Bellator's SPIKE TV debut is now officially in the books and in terms of ratings and production quality it was a great success. According to Yahoo! Sports the show pulled in 938,000 viewers. The production and fighter back story pieces before the actual fights have always been something Bellator's been good at, but it's seems like they upped the ante for this one, and...
It was the most important night in Bellator MMA’s short history. The small-time promotion that targeted the untapped Spanish-speaking fight community made it to the big time on Spike TV, the network that made the Ultimate Fighting Championship a household name.
The debut on Viacom’s major platform wasn’t one that would knock a casual observer’s socks off, rather a night that...
Bellator premiered last night on Spike TV with two outstanding title fights as well as an unexpected upset on the main card. Pat Curran earned a split decision win over ‘Pitbull’ Freire to retain his featherweight title in the opening bout whilst Michael Chandler dominated Rick Hawn for the better part of two rounds before submitting the Olympic Judoka late in the second.
The inaugural event on Spike TV features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull, while lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
The full results from the Bellator MMA weigh-in are below:
Bellator Featherweight Championship Fight: Pat Curran...
Main Card (Spike TV) Weight Class Method Round Time Notes Light Heavyweight Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli TKO (punches) 1 2:51 [a] Lightweight Michael Chandler (c) def. Rick Hawn Submission (rear naked choke) 2 3:07 [b] Light Heavyweight Mikhail Zayats def. Renato Sobral TKO (punches) 1 4:49 [a] Featherweight Pat Curran (c) def. Patricio Freire Split decision [...]
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 85” took place Wednesday in California.
A pair of championship affairs headlines Thursday’s show. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight king Pat Curran in the co-main event, while Michael Chandler puts his lightweight crown on the line against Rick Hawn in the night’s featured attraction.
UCI Bren Center in Irvine hosts...
Bellator is making it’s premiere tonight on Spike TV and has a great fight card lined up. The Main Card fights will be televised on Spike TV while the Prelims will be streamed here. MAIN CARD: Bellator Featherweight Championship Fight: Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull Bellator Lightweight Championship Fight: Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn Light [...]
Bellator 85 goes down tonight from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California and will feature two title fights and the quarter-finals of the light heavyweight tournament.
The debut on SPIKE TV will feature Michael Chandler defending his lightweight championship against Rick Hawn in the main event. In the co-main event slot Pat Curran will take on Patricio Freire for Curran’s...
Didn’t get a chance to catch the debut of Bellator on SPIKE TV last night, well don’t worry we have you covered with the highlights from Bellator 85 below.
In the main event, Michael Chandler dominated Rick Hawn en route to a submission victory in the second round. Also in action was featherweight champion Pat Curran and he retained his belt by beating Patricky Freire by split...
The inaugural Bellator event on Spike TV takes place tomorrow night and features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull as well as lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
Main Card (Live on Spike TV, 10:00 PM)
Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn
Bellator Fighting Championships makes its SpikeTV debut tonight. “Bellator 85” takes place Thursday inside UCI Bren Center in Irvine, California.
Fans can stream the prelims live on Spike.com starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Spike will then broadcast the main card at 10PM ET/PT.
A pair of championship affairs will be showcased. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight...