Bellator has announced that their inaugural pay-per-view event is set to air on the Armed Forces Network. This new partnership will broadcast Bellator: Rampage vs Tito to around 1 million armed service members in over 175 countries.
Bellator has previously worked with the network to show the promotion’s regular TV events as well.
“Bellator means ‘warrior,’ and the finest warriors in the world today are the brave American men and women who put their lives on the line every day to defend and protect our way of life – they are the true heroes,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney in a statement. “We’ve been airing on the American Forces Network since 2010, and the response from our service men and women has always been tremendous. It’s an honor to be able to bring this pay-per-view to those serving our country.”
“Having the inaugural pay-per-view event on our AFN schedule will be a tremendous morale boost to our Bellator MMA fans,” added Corey Slutsky, head of AFN sports programming.
It has not yet been decided if the event will be aired on a tape delay, or if Bellator will be able to get it out live.
Bellator: Rampage vs Tito will take place on November 2 in Long Beach, California. It will be headlined by an eponymous bout between MMA icons Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz.