Bellator Fighting Championships

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  • 2010
  • 11 Seasons
  • 7.3  (43)

Declaring itself as "The Toughest Tournament in Sports" in both live and free TV show, Bellator Fighting Championships is the second largest mixed martial arts promotion TV show in the United States, and the biggest tournament-based mixed martial arts entertainment in the world. Initially funded by now-defunct Plainfield Asset Management, BFC was founded by Bjorn Rebney, who is now the Chairman and CEO of BFC. In order to fund BFC, now one of the biggest mixed martial arts events, he had total of 62 investor meetings until he met Plainfield personals. Other key personals of BFC are Tim Danaher as the BFC president, and Sam Caplan, who was a sports columnist in CBS interactive, as the VP Talent Relation. Currently, BFC has seven divisions for men based on weight class: Bantamweight (135 lb), Featherweight (145 lb), Lightweight (155 lb), Welterweight (170 lb), Middleweight (185 lb), Light Heavyweight (205 lb), Heavyweight (265 lb), and also Catchweight which is non-traditional weight class. BFC also has divisions for women which is called "Women's Bouts", also based on weight class: 115 lb, 125 lb, 135 lb, 145 lb. It should be noted that all seven divisions do not take their places on each season. At most 5 out of 7 divisions are held by BFC at each season. In each season which lasts 3 months, BFC holds "Bellator" for featuring main/full card as both preliminary and main tournaments. After it is finished and ranking is decided, it holds semi/final championship events. Finally when everything is over, a new winner of each championship has a chance to dethrone the current Bellator Champion in his respective weight class. Sometimes, the current Bellator Champion fought non-tournament, non-title catchweight fights called "Super Fights" for both show and helping the champions to prepare for their new challengers. Previously aired by FOX Sports and MTV2, BFC is now aired by Spike TV on every Thursday for regular events, and on Saturday/Sunday at the end of the season for semi/final championships.

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Seasons
Countdown to Tito vs Bonnar
5. Countdown to Tito vs Bonnar
November 14, 2014
Take a sneak peek into the Tito Ortiz v Stephan Bonnar match up. Get a breakdown on the Lightweight rematch of Wil Brooks and Michael Chandler.
Bellator 124 - Episode 1102
4. Bellator 124 - Episode 1102
September 12, 2014
The Light Heavyweight Championship is contested as Joey Beltran challenges Emanuel Newton. Plus, Liam McGeary meets Kelly Anundson and Ryan Couture makes his Bellator debut.
Bellator 123- Episode 1101
3. Bellator 123- Episode 1101
September 5, 2014
Season 11 starts with a stacked card featuring King Mo, Bobby Lashley, Cheick Kongo and a Featherweight Title Rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Pitbull.
Countdown to Curran/Pitbull 2
2. Countdown to Curran/Pitbull 2
September 1, 2014
Take a closer look at the stacked Bellator 123 card with an in-depth preview of the fights. Go back stage with footage and analysis of Pat Curran, Patricio Pitbull, King Mo, Cheick Kongo, Bobby Lashley, and the fighters you'll see on September 5th live on Spike!
Birth of a Rivalry: Curran/Pitbull 1
1. Birth of a Rivalry: Curran/Pitbull 1
August 29, 2014
Witness the epic battle of Curran vs Pitbull that came down to a split decision.
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Declaring itself as "The Toughest Tournament in Sports" in both live and free TV show, Bellator Fighting Championships is the second largest mixed martial arts promotion TV show in the United States, and the biggest tournament-based mixed martial arts entertainment in the world.

Initially funded by now-defunct Plainfield Asset Management, BFC was founded by Bjorn Rebney, who is now the Chairman and CEO of BFC. In order to fund BFC, now one of the biggest mixed martial arts events, he had total of 62 investor meetings until he met Plainfield personals. Other key personals of BFC are Tim Danaher as the BFC president, and Sam Caplan, who was a sports columnist in CBS interactive, as the VP Talent Relation.

Currently, BFC has seven divisions for men based on weight class: Bantamweight (135 lb), Featherweight (145 lb), Lightweight (155 lb), Welterweight (170 lb), Middleweight (185 lb), Light Heavyweight (205 lb), Heavyweight (265 lb), and also Catchweight which is non-traditional weight class. BFC also has divisions for women which is called "Women's Bouts", also based on weight class: 115 lb, 125 lb, 135 lb, 145 lb. It should be noted that all seven divisions do not take their places on each season. At most 5 out of 7 divisions are held by BFC at each season.

In each season which lasts 3 months, BFC holds "Bellator" for featuring main/full card as both preliminary and main tournaments. After it is finished and ranking is decided, it holds semi/final championship events. Finally when everything is over, a new winner of each championship has a chance to dethrone the current Bellator Champion in his respective weight class. Sometimes, the current Bellator Champion fought non-tournament, non-title catchweight fights called "Super Fights" for both show and helping the champions to prepare for their new challengers.

Previously aired by FOX Sports and MTV2, BFC is now aired by Spike TV on every Thursday for regular events, and on Saturday/Sunday at the end of the season for semi/final championships.

  • Premiere Date
    March 29, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (43)