BELLATOR MMA today announced a landmark, multi-year media rights partnership for live BELLATOR events to air in Brazil exclusively on leading Latin American media company Globo.
With the partnership, starting with this Saturday’s BELLATOR 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2, all BELLATOR events will air on live transmission exclusively on the Combate channel in Brazil. Combate, Globo’s leading provider of premium combat sports content and pay-per-views in Brazil, will deliver relevant coverage throughout Globo’s digital and pay TV channels.
“We are thrilled to have BELLATOR’s fights airing on Globo, the leading network for combat sports in Brazil,” said BELLATOR President Scott Coker. “Brazil is home to some of the most knowledgeable and passionate MMA fans in the world and now they can follow their favorite BELLATOR stars whenever they compete.”
“We’re very excited on announcing this partnership with BELLATOR. With its strength and tradition, BELLATOR will certainly be one of the stars of our portfolio reinforcing the offer for those who are really combat sports fans,” said Rafael Gruenbaum, Head of Combate.
BELLATOR has been proud to feature some of Brazil’s greatest mixed martial arts legends since its inception, promoting exciting events featuring such legends as Wanderlei Silva (35-14-1), Royce Gracie (15-2-3), and Lyoto Machida (26-12).
Now, Brazilian MMA fans will be able to easily tune in Combate to watch BELLATOR’s Brazilian stars such as Featherweight World Champions and No. 1 pound-for-pound talents Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (35-5) and Cris “Cyborg” Justino (26-2). Plus, Brazilian fans will also enjoy matchups featuring former BELLATOR Lightweight Champion Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (24-11), former BELLATOR Welterweight Champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (32-11), No. 7-ranked heavyweight Marcelo Golm (10-3), and top-10 welterweight contenders Goiti Yamauchi (28-5) and Neiman Gracie (11-4) to name a few.