The MMA is taking things to the next level. On Wednesday it was announced that Bellator inked a 9 figure deal with the London-based DAZN sports streaming service.
Continue on to get all the details on the deal between Bellator and DAZN sports streaming service…
CelebNSports247.com has this report on MMAs Bellator who announced a new distribution partnership that will end the tape-delayed broadcast for the promotion on the Paramount Network.
This new deal is reportedly worth “nine figures,” and begins with a Sept. 29 show from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. That show will feature a middleweight title fight between current champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight kingpin Rory MacDonald in a champion-vs-champion scrap.
Bellator has been aggressively pursuing top free agents in MMA over the past three years. Inking this deal with DAZN will provide a platform that is far greater than the one it currently has with the Paramount Network.
Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement:
The exciting new partnership is a game-changer for Bellator. The investment will enable us to continue expanding our roster with free agents that make sense, so we can put on PPV-worthy fight cards that fans want to see. Plus, on DAZN’s worldwide platform, our fights will be seen live for the first time to new audiences around the globe.
Who is DAZN Sports Streaming Service?
DAZN isn’t available in the United States yet, but that is expected to change soon. Its website is currently compiling an email list with the promise that they will notify you once the service is available in your area. The service is expected to be available in Italy later this year as well. It is already in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Japan.
DAZN CEO James Rushton said:
It’s simple: Fans want to see great fighters in competitive fights so we’ve handed the keys to Scott Coker and his venerable team to go out and recruit even more top-level talent to further stack Bellator fight cards and build on their success. With the combination of this investment and our recent announcement to bring more than 30 nights of boxing to the platform annually, DAZN will be a must-have for fight fans in the U.S.
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50’s meeting with Bellator executives came after he attended two fight cards held by the promotion in May. The rap star was pictured alongside Bellator president Scott Coker at one of the events. (photo above)
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