‘Bellator MMA Recharged’ To Showcase Top Company Moments
In an attempt to provide fight fans with its fix of MMA in the wake of the coronavirus, Bellator MMA has announced a move that could be a game-changer for them.
The promotion announced the launch of “Bellator MMA Recharged”, which will start by providing re-airings of Bellator 192 (8 p.m. ET) and Bellator 194 (10 p.m. ET). CBS Sports Network will be the host of the series, starting this Saturday at 8 p.m. ET. Former referee and current Bellator analyst John McCarthy will be the host.
“I am excited to have found a new home for Bellator’s vast library of programming on CBS Sports Network – some of which have been the biggest cards in the history of MMA,” said Bellator President Scott Coker in a release. “This is a great way to increase Bellator’s visibility across additional ViacomCBS platforms, while giving our fans the opportunity to relive these incredible events again.”
The focus of the series will start with the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, which lasted from 2018 to the start of 2019. Bellator 192 was the first Bellator event of 2018 and took place inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. The main event was Chael Sonnen v. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, with Sonnen winning via unanimous decision to advance. Bellator 194 took place inside the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT on February 16. Matt Mitrione defeated Roy Nelson via majority decision.
Following Saturday’s launch, “Bellator MMA Recharged” will be featured on Wednesday’s. New episodes will take place on April 29 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. It is expected the rest of the tournament, won by Ryan Bader, will be showcased.
This comes after the merger between Viacom and CBS, which took place in 2019.