Bellator 131: Tito vs. Bonnar To Air On Viacom’s 5* In The United Kingdom
By FCF Staff
Bellator has increased the international stage for its upcoming, November 15th event in San Diego, as the promotion has announced that Bellator 131 will air on the United Kingdom’s 5* network.
The Viacom owned property will broadcast the event throughout the U.K. on November 16th, at 9:00 PM.
“We are very pleased to have one of the UK’s most popular free-to-air networks airing one of the biggest fights of the year,” Bellator President Scott Coker said in the official announcement. “With Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, King Mo and Melvin Manhoef all featured on this card, our friends in the UK are in for an unforgettable, action-packed night. We look forward to making Bellator an MMA fixture for our fans in the UK.”
Bellator 131, which will air here in North America on SPIKE, will feature a light-heavyweight bout between UFC vets Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. In addition, the card will include a lightweight fight between interim champ Will Brooks and former champ Michael Chandler, to determine the new Bellator champion.
Other main card bouts that are scheduled include “King Mo” Lawal vs. Joe Vedepo, Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling and Nam Phan vs. Mike Richman.
The event will be hosted by San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center.