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Bellator Finds New Home on Max with Warner Bros

Bellator has found a new broadcast home, as the PFL-owned promotion has inked a distribution deal with Warner Bros. Discovery for all upcoming Bellator Champion Series events to be streamed on the Max platform. This partnership kicks off with the Belfast card on Friday, March 22, marking the beginning of a series of eight live Bellator events to be aired on Max in 2024.



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Additionally, shoulder programming will be available on other Warner Bros. Discovery networks, with details for broadcasts on TNT Sports on truTV to be announced at a later date.

The Belfast card, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, will feature a headline light heavyweight title fight between Corey Anderson and Karl Moore to crown a new 205-pound champion after Vadim Nemkov vacated the belt to move to heavyweight.


PFL CEO Peter Murray expressed excitement about the partnership, stating,


"We’re excited for audiences to tune into Bellator’s new home on Max for eight Bellator Champions Series events in 2024 taking place in iconic cities around the globe, featuring world title fights and the biggest stars in combat sports."

Previously, Bellator primarily aired on Showtime while under the ownership of Paramount. PFL acquired the promotion at the end of 2023 and announced plans to continue Bellator as a separate entity with eight global events planned for 2024. In addition to live events, Max will offer a back catalog of Bellator events, including over 300 events and 3,000 fights from the promotion's history.


This new broadcast deal follows the PFL's separate agreement with ESPN to air events throughout the year, with the 2024 season set to kick off in April on various ESPN networks, including streaming on ESPN+.

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