Feb 1, 2023


Los Angeles — BELLATOR MMA today announced a landmark, multi-year media rights partnership for live BELLATOR events to air in Brazil exclusively on leading Latin American media company Globo.


With the partnership, starting with this Saturday’s BELLATOR 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2, all BELLATOR events will air on live transmission exclusively on the Combate channel in Brazil. Combate, Globo’s leading provider of premium combat sports content and pay-per-views in Brazil, will deliver relevant coverage throughout Globo's digital and pay TV channels.


“We are thrilled to have BELLATOR’s fights airing on Globo, the leading network for combat sports in Brazil,” said BELLATOR President Scott Coker. “Brazil is home to some of the most knowledgeable and passionate MMA fans in the world and now they can follow their favorite BELLATOR stars whenever they compete.”


"We're very excited on announcing this partnership with BELLATOR. With its strength and tradition, BELLATOR will certainly be one of the stars of our portfolio reinforcing the offer for those who are really combat sports fans," said Rafael Gruenbaum, Head of Combate.


BELLATOR has been proud to feature some of Brazil’s greatest mixed martial arts legends since its inception, promoting exciting events featuring such legends as Wanderlei Silva (35-14-1), Royce Gracie (15-2-3), and Lyoto Machida (26-12).


Now, Brazilian MMA fans will be able to easily tune in Combate to watch BELLATOR’s Brazilian stars such as Featherweight World Champions and No. 1 pound-for-pound talents Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (35-5) and Cris “Cyborg” Justino (26-2). Plus, Brazilian fans will also enjoy matchups featuring former BELLATOR Lightweight Champion Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (24-11), former BELLATOR Welterweight Champion Douglas “The Phenom” Lima (32-11), No. 7-ranked heavyweight Marcelo Golm (10-3), and top-10 welterweight contenders Goiti Yamauchi(28-5) and Neiman Gracie (11-4) to name a few.


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Updated Schedule of BELLATOR Events

Fri. Feb. 4 // BELLATOR 290: Bader vs. Emelianenko 2 // Kia Forum // Los Angeles, CA

Sat. Feb. 25 // BELLATOR 291: Amosov vs. Storley 2 // 3Arena // Dublin, Ireland

Fri. Mar. 10 // BELLATOR 292: Nurmagomedov vs. Henderson // SAP Center // San Jose, CA

Fri. Mar. 31 // BELLATOR 293: Golm vs. James // Pechanga Resort Casino // Temecula, CA

Fri. May 12 // BELLATOR Paris: Mousasi vs. Edwards // Accor Arena // Paris, France



BELLATOR MMA is a leading global mixed martial arts organization featuring many of the best fighters 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 SHOWTIME. 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 Paramount, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.


About Globo:

The biggest communication enterprise in Latin America, Globo has free-to-air and paid TV channels, besides digital products and services. Its linear channels speak to over 100 million people every day in Brazil. And thanks to a large network of affiliated partners across the country, it can have a local, state, and national presence at the same time. In 2018, it started a transformative journey to become a mediatech company, leaning strongly on technology, with the goal of having a direct relationship with consumers. It offers a full experience to the public, uniting the skills of creating quality content with the technological know-how, with distribution on several platforms, such as TV Globo, a free-to-air TV channel; its 26 paid TV channels; the streaming platform, Globoplay; its journalism digital products, G1; sports, GE.globo; and entertainment, Gshow, and much more.

News and Notes for this Saturday's BELLATOR 290: Bader vs. Fedor 2 event on CBS and Paramount+