Bellator MMA (formerly known as Bellator Fighting Championships) is a US mixed martial arts company based in Newport Beach, California.
Bellator events are primarily structured around tournaments. The winner of the tournament is declared the number one contender in their respective weight class, and is awarded a check worth $ 100,000 and a shot at the reigning Bellator champion.
Bellator MMA is the second largest fighting organization in the United States.
The company was founded in 2008 by President and CEO Bjorn Rebney in Newport Beach, California. Already in its first season, the ESPN Deportes station broadcast the matches through an exclusive agreement.
At that time Bellator events were mainly focused on tournaments. The winner was revealed as the first contender for the title in his weight class and was awarded a check for $ 100,000.
Today these tournaments have ceased to exist . Bellator (Latin for “warrior”) uses the same fighting system as most MMA events. The match is broadcast live on Spike TV in the US, on Fox Sports Brasil in Brazil and on Viva in the UK and Ireland.
Bellator most wins michael chandler mmaThe rule is of the confrontation of the wrestlers in a circular ring with three rounds of five minutes. In case of definition of title and main fight, it is five rounds of five minutes. The fights are defined by: disqualification, completion, knockout, technical knockout and decision of the judges.
Ryan bader atual campeao mma bellatorCurrent Bellator champions are: Ryan Bader – USA (Heavy and Light Heavy), Rafael Lovato Jr. – USA (Medium), Douglas Lima – Brazil (Welter), Patricio Freire – Brazil (Light and Feather), Kyoji Horiguchi – Japan ( Rooster). In the female category the champions are: Julia Budd – Canada (Feather), Ilima-Lei MacFarlane – USA (Fly).