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Bellator MMA announces return to ESPN Deportes

Bellator MMA continues to expand its global reach with a new broadcast deal bringing its live sporting events back to ESPN's Spanish language channel.

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Bellator MMA is coming home to the first network to carry its sports events way back in 2009.

Starting with Bellator 142: "Dynamite 1," live Bellator events will be simulcast on Spike TV and ESPN Deportes. In addition, ESPN will be streaming preliminary matches in Spanish starting at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN3 and ESPNDeportes+, and archival fights will also be made available to ESPN Deportes for use in future coverage.

"ESPN Deportes has a long history of carrying premier sporting events, relevant to our Hispanic sports fans," said general manager Lino Garcia. "We recognized the changes and growth of Bellator over the past year and, we are thrilled to see the world-class mixed martial arts organization return to its original television home."

"We are thrilled to deepen our connection with our growing Hispanic audience with this strategic partnership with ESPN Deportes," added Bellator President Scott Coker.

The announce team for Bellator MMA on ESPN Deportes will be handled by George X and Manny Rodriguez.

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