Bellator MMA on Tuesday revealed plans to hold its first three events outside of the U.S.
The California-based promotion announced in a press release distributed to the mixed martial arts media that it will hold cards in London, Italy and Israel in 2016.
“We are thrilled to bring the incredible excitement of hard-hitting Bellator action featuring some of the best athletes in the world to our new global partners in the UK, Israel, and Italy,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker. “The London event is especially encouraging as we will broadcast the main card in the UK on one of the country’s most-distributed broadcast channels, Channel 5.”
Also unveiled in the press release were broadcast details of two of the events: London’s card, which will be held at the 02 Arena, will air live on Chanel 5 in the UK and tape-delay on Spike in the U.S. Ego Total will air the Israel lineup.