The use of Bellator MMA event replays during the global pandemic has clearly caught on in a big way. Today Bellator and CBS Sports announced a plan to air “marquee events” under the banner “Bellator MMA Recharged” via the CBS Sports Network, starting with a replay of Bellator 192: “Lima vs. MacDonald” on April 25, 2020, at 8 p.m. ET. After that the series will continue on a weekly basis every Wednesday starting April 29 at 8 p.m. ET.
Bellator President Scott Coker had this to say:
“I am excited to have found a new home for Bellator’s vast library of programming on CBS Sports Network - some of which have been the biggest cards in the history of MMA. This is a great way to increase Bellator’s visibility across additional ViacomCBS platforms, while giving our fans the opportunity to relive these incredible events again.”
In addition, CBS Sports Executive Vice President of Programming Dan Weinberg offered his thoughts on the new venture:
“We look forward to showcasing the excitement of Bellator MMA action on CBS Sports Network. It’s a chance to present some of the biggest names in MMA while providing fight fans another opportunity to watch the spectacle of the best events. Bellator MMA Recharged demonstrates the ability we have to amplify ViacomCBS properties across our various platforms and assets, while servicing the fans with the exciting action they want.”
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