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Viacom Buys Bellator, Plans To Start Airing on Spike in 2013

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This pretty much saves Bellator for at least the next two years, even if they lose money during that time Also keep in mind that this has no bearing on hypothetical negotiations between Strikeforce and Showtime as Showtime is no longer owned by Viacom.

Bellator Season 5 promo

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Damn, great promo...sometimes I think the UFC can learn from the other televised promotions...

Houston's Schindler to take part in Bellator Season 5 FW Tourney

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Houston MMA is on the rise. Adam Schindler joins Chad Robichaux on Bellator and Mike Bronzoulis, Todd Moore and Alex Cisne are fighting on Shark Fights. For more, visit TheCageDoor.net

Jay Hieron Completes Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament

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"Hieron joins former Bellator Welterweight World Champion Lyman Good, Season 2 finalist Dan Hornbuckle, undefeated Judo Olympian Rick Hawn, Season 2 semifinalist Steve Carl, undefeated knockout artist Chris Lozano, UK standout "Judo" Jim Wallhead, and fast-rising finisher Brent Weedman in the Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament which will be aired LIVE on MTV2." This tournament is awesome. Hopefully whoever comes out of this can finally rid us of Ben Askren. Or hopefully maybe Askren has learned how to punch better than my little sister. source: Bellator.com

How the Zuffa lawsuit against Bellator and Ken Pavia brings back memories of TNA's early woes

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With the UFC and WEC's parent company Zuffa LLC filing a lawsuit against The Bellator Fighting Championship and agent Ken Pavia that alleges corporate espionage, I'm reminded of a similar story from 8 years ago (which is also covered in great detail in Jerry Jarrett's book about the early history of TNADerek Burgan's review of the book is also worth reading).  When TNA first launched with its $9.95 weekly PPV concept (in lieu of trying to secure a national TV deal in some form), they hired PPV consultant Jay Hassman (referred to as "Jay Haussmann" in Jarrett's book), who was a Vice President in WCW, running their PPV department.  At the same time, Hassman was working for Team Services, which worked with WWE in distributing their Fanatix PPV series, but TNA didn't know that.

Bang Seung Hwan To Participate in Bellator FC Season 2?

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Nightmare of Battle notes that Bellator is reportedly interested in inviting several Korean fighters--most notably Seung Hwan Bang--to participate in their next season.

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