mun2 to Present Bellator Championship Welterweight Division Finals, 11/30
mun2, the fastest growing Hispanic cable network with adults 18-49, will broadcast Bellator Fighting Championships Welterweight tournament finals on Friday, November 30 at 11 pm est. The mixed martial arts (MMA) tournament final will feature former Bellator Champion Lyman Good taking on Russian phenom Andrey Koreshkov. The winner will move on to fight Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren in a Bellator Welterweight Title Fight. The Welterweight division is fighter’s 156lbs to 170lbs.
mun2 will also broadcast the Bellator Featherweight division finals on Friday, December 7 and the Bellator Heavyweight and Lightweight division finals on Friday, December 14. All three-division winners will move on for a chance at a coveted Bellator Title fight, all which will be shown on mun2 in 2013. In addition to a shot at the division championship, 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 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.