Bellator and Spanish Broadcaster mun2 Announce Partnership
By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championship continues to expand its reach throughout North America, as today the promotion announced that it has signed a deal with Spanish broadcaster mun2, which is part of the Telemundo Communications Group.
According to a press release from the promotion, mun2 will begin broadcasting highlight shows of Bellator action on June 29 and in 2012 and 2013, the promotion’s cards will air live on the channel.
The mun2 broadcast team will feature veteran Spanish language commentators George X and Manny Rodriguez, who have called every Bellator card since 2009.
“Both Bellator and mun2 have both experienced tremendous growth since our earlier alliance, so when the possibility of re-aligning with mun2 for anything/everything Bellator Spanish language in the US, the move was a natural fit,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “Since our first event, Bellator has recognized and respected Hispanic consumers as some of the greatest MMA fans in the world, and this partnership ensures that audience will have a new spectacular home where it can watch Bellator LIVE and Best Of on a weekly basis.”
“We’re all very excited to have Bellator return to mun2,” said SVP, Programming and Production Flavio Morales. “mun2 is all about bringing Latinos their stars, music and sports. There is no question Latinos love MMA and we are glad to make mun2 the home for Bellator once again.”
Bellator’s next event will take place July 20th in Tampa Bay, Florida and will feature the welterweight tourney final between Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou.