Bellator MMA™ is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader.
Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
Bellator airs live on Spike and made its Spike debut on in January of 2013. Bellator has continued to reach over 100 million homes on a weekly basis since airing on Spike. Additional exclusive Bellator content, Bellator shoulder programming, highlights and reality based series airs on Spike and Bellator.com.
In May 2014, Bellator hosted the company’s inaugural pay-per-view event from the Landers Center. The event featured a Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final fight between Rampage Jackson and King Mo, Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks for the Lightweight Interim World Title, and a Light Heavyweight affair between Alexander Shlemenko and MMA icon Tito Ortiz.
The word “Bellator” means “warrior” in Latin.