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THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 11:21 AM
USAToday.com is reporting that although Spike TV is parting with with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) promotion, they fully intend to feature mixed martial arts fighting on their programming in the future.

Viacom, which is the parent company of the MTV Networks (including Spike TV), has purchased a majority of the Bellator fighting promotion, and negotiations have apparently gone very well regarding a possible Bellator slot on Spike TV.

Fans can expect to see the Bellator Fighting Championships on Spike TV some time in the year 2013.

Automatic
10-26-2011, 11:23 AM
Bellator will GROW.
Just like UFC.

THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Bellator will GROW.
Just like UFC.

I'll correct that, Bellator will EXPLODE!

Automatic
10-26-2011, 11:56 AM
Got this report from PWinsider.com


For a few months now, many had speculated that Spike TV would move away from "manly" programming after losing right to UFC broadcasts. Some theorized that it put TNA's place at the network in jeopardy. Fear not TNA fans, their position just got stronger as Viacom, the parent company of Spike, has bought Bellator Fighting Championships and will start airing programming on Spike on 2013. The manly programming shall stay on Spike.
Corporate synergy has already begun between Bellator and TNA as Dixie Carter has announced that Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney will be at tonight's Impact taping in Macon, GA.

THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Got this report from PWinsider.com

I am very happy, probably Spike has been targeting Bellator for awhile now and was only waiting for their contractual agreement with UFC expires before doing anything whatsoever

Dr. Death
10-26-2011, 12:45 PM
This is AWESOME!!!! I love Bellator! TNA programming will also get more coverage because of the agreement between Bellator and Spike TV IMO. I guess UFC is contracted to the Versus Chanel now?

THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 01:19 PM
This is AWESOME!!!! I love Bellator! TNA programming will also get more coverage because of the agreement between Bellator and Spike TV IMO. I guess UFC is contracted to the Versus Chanel now?

http://mmanouvelles.com/wp-content/uploads/UFC-on-FOX-470x235.jpg

Dr. Death
10-26-2011, 01:30 PM
http://mmanouvelles.com/wp-content/uploads/UFC-on-FOX-470x235.jpg

That's cool to know. Thanks

THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 04:27 PM
That's cool to know. Thanks

saves me typing a few words lol

Rich Cranium
10-26-2011, 09:50 PM
Cool news!

Slightly off topic: Anyone know when the free UFC fight is between Cain and Junior is?

Dr. Death
10-26-2011, 10:38 PM
Cool news!

Slightly off topic: Anyone know when the free UFC fight is between Cain and Junior is?

November 12, 2011

THEKEVINBRAND
10-26-2011, 11:28 PM
and Bellator to Spike is coming 2013

THEKEVINBRAND
10-27-2011, 12:40 AM
The best thing is that the former UFC referee Big John McCarthy referees for Bellator now!