via press release:
|BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION FINAL AIRS ON mun2 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7TH AT 11 P.M. EST|
|Rad Martines meets Shahbulat Shamhalaev in Featherweight Tournament Finals; Andrey Koreshkov Earns Bellator Championship Welterweight Tournament Title|
|UNIVERSAL CITY, CA – December 5, 2012 - mun2 will broadcast the Bellator Fighting Championships Featherweight division finals on Friday, December 7 at 11 p.m. EST. The title fight will be between Rad Martines and Team Bombsquad’s Shahbulat Shamhalaev along with Bellator Women’s Champion Zoila Gurgel taking on Jessica Eye and the return of former Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky. In last week’s Bellator Welterweight Tournament final, Andrey Koreshkov, defeated Lyman Good for the title and will fight for the Welterweight Bellator Championship in 2013.
All tournament winners are awarded $100,000 over the course of the 12-week bracket competition. Bellator is built around single-elimination, tournament-style competitions, pitting eight fighters against one another, with each man competing for a shot at the reigning champ. mun2 is the Spanish language broadcast partner of Bellator, with ringside commentary from host George X and former MMA champion Manny Rodriguez.
mun2 will also broadcast the Bellator Heavyweight and Lightweight division finals on Friday, December 14 at 11 p.m. EST.
mun2 is the Hispanic cable network for young millennial adults 18-34. From reality to music, on-air to digital, mun2 creates original content that resonates across a multi-screen platform. Young, vibrant and unabashedly Latino, mun2 has a distribution to over 38 million households. The network is part of Telemundo Media, a division of NBCUniversal.
About Bellator Fighting Championships
Bellator Fighting Championships is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on MTV2, in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Starting in January of 2013 Bellator will be broadcast on MMA television leader, Spike TV. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top athletes. Bellator’s founder &CEO, Bjorn Rebney, an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes, believed that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the political/subjective side of fighting sports. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is comprised of 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 Southern, California.