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Bellator MMA coming to American Forces Network (AFN)

All members of the United States armed forces including our ships at sea will now be able to watch Bellator MMA.

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Seizing the opportunity to make a timely announcement on Memorial Day in the United States, Bellator MMA revealed that a new deal has been reached to broadcast its programming on the Armed Forces Network (AFN).

For the first time in company history, all live Bellator fight cards will be distributed by AFN to American servicemen and women, as well as U.S. Navy ships at sea.

"We at Bellator are always looking for ways to give back to our troops," said Bellator president Scott Coker. "We’re all extremely grateful for all that they do abroad to keep us safe, and we hope that they will enjoy some Bellator fights during any downtime they may have."

Bellator already has an established link to the armed forces through veterans like Bobby Lashley and Mike "The Marine" Richman, and this week's announcement will no doubt further that relationship.

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