CHICAGO, Ill. (September 7, 2011) - Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and Spike.com are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion's upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the title.
The preview special is scheduled to air three times on MTV2 before Saturday's season opener from Caesars in Atlantic City, N.J.:
Wednesday, September 07- 2:30 p.m. EST on MTV2
Friday, September 09- 2:30 a.m. EST on MTV2
Saturday, September 10- 8:30 p.m. EST on MTV2
The Season 5 preview show can also be viewed on Spike.com, which will also stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season.
Bellator's fifth season will feature tournaments in the welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight divisions, a number of championship fights and a host of special feature fights. The full list of tournament matchups can be found below.
Welterweights (Sept. 10 - Caesar's / Atlantic City, N.J.)
Middleweights (Sept. 17 - Seminole Hard Rock / Hollywood, Fla)
Bantamweights (Sept. 24 - Canton Civic Center / Canton, Ohio)
Heavyweights (Oct. 1 - L'Auberge du Lac / Lake Charles, La.)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator