LOS ANGELES – Bellator President Scott Coker today announced that Paolo Boccotti has been named VP of Operations, Europe, where he will oversee in-market live events and production.
"We are pleased to welcome Paolo to Bellator," said Coker. "I've known Paolo for many years and I consider him both a great colleague and friend. His years of experience producing countless live events throughout Europe will be essential in giving our fans the same great live experience they have come to expect from Bellator."
Boccotti has previously produced live events for combat sports promotions in Europe, as well as numerous Bellator events throughout the region, including Bellator Rome held at the famed outdoor Foro Italico.Boccotti has also worked alongside prestigious clients to produce successful marketing campaigns in both the U.S. and Italy.
"I'm very excited to join Bellator and to be a part of their European growth plans," said Boccotti. "Combat sports has been continually growing in Italy and I look forward to putting even more great events in this region. I am proud to call Scott Coker a very close friend and cannot wait for us to work together again."
Boccotti resides in Milan, Italy with his wife and daughter.
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world's first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. 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 Hollywood, Calif. 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.