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Bellator FC coming in HD starting in September

Mixed Martial Arts fans clamoring to catch Bellator Fighting Championships’ generally epic action in Hi-Def quality are in for a treat…possibly.

According to an official press release, Bellator has partnered with the Viacom-owned EPIX network to simulcast events while they air live on their regular home at MTV2.

“This is the perfect time and the perfect channel to introduce Bellator in high-definition,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. “EPIX has fantastic programming, tremendous reach and I always find a great movie on their channel. I look forward to continuing our relationship with MTV2 and our new partnership with EPIX to bring the magic of HD to Bellator fans nationwide.”

For cable subscribers who get EPIX, the run of HD programming will start on September 10 with the Season 5 premiere featuring the opening round of the latest welterweight tournament including, Dan Hornbuckle, Brent Weedman, Chris Lozano, Ben Saunders, and others.



  • Rece Rock says:

    Never heard of “EPIX” but never the less this is good thing… one complaint you hear from fans is viewing BFC in HD.
    Makes you think that Bellator isn’t moving over to SPIKE anytime soon huh.

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  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    Makes me think Viacom owns Spike, MTV2, and EPIX. This is just a Season 5 thing. Let’s see what happens come the first quarter of 2012.

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  • Planterz says:

    EPIX is, as Brendhan alluded, has the same parent company as Spike and MTV. Bellator moving to Spike would be a great move for Bellator. People already associate Spike with MMA, and with the UFC ditching Spike, Bellator could fill that void.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    ahh ha…

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