Bellator planning three hour main cards with 2013 move to Spike TV

If two hours of Bellator each week just wasn't enough for you, have no fear.

There's plenty more headed your way in 2013.

Speaking with USA Today, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney mentioned that with the planned 2013 move to Spike TV from its current home on MTV2, Bellator Fighting Championships would be extended its allotted main card time from two to three hours.

With more time, that means more tournaments, more title fights and significantly less, if no more "superfights" at all for the promotion's champions.

Rebney explains after the jump:

"It'll eliminate the need for the superfight because we're going to be able to get six tournaments running simultaneously per season. You'll get that consistent repetition of having the number one challenger earn the right to fight our champion."

Bellator originally did four tournaments per season, but starting last year, they also added a special "Summer Series" which added ninth tournament per hear. This has actually really gotten the featherweight division rolling with a high likelihood of three title fights in 2012.

This year, on top of a planned Summer Series, Bellator has progressed to five tournaments per season which would mean 11 total tournament winners in 2012.

With the promotion hoping to hold six tournaments per season in 2013 with the extended episodes, it would be an extremely important factor in keeping each division's momentum rolling and keeping the champions busy, which has been one of the key criticisms for the upstart promotion thus far.

Rebney says it best:

"t will load the barrel in order for us to do title fight after title fight after title fight."

And isn't that exactly what the fans have been demanding?

Let's just hope that Bellator can improve the pacing of its show in 2013 with that extra hour.

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