Bellator MMA is holding a virtual event tomorrow afternoon (Tues., Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. ET). No one from the promotion indicated what it was about in the “save the date” email, but we do have at least one hint as to what it could be about.
MMA Fighting recently reported that Bellator opted out of a February start date “for undisclosed reasons” and that a source with knowledge of their plans said the first big event of the year would take place Fri., April 9, 2021. It’s possible that Tuesday’s event will confirm that report and reveal the card for said same event, and/or future events for the 2021 schedule.
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A much less likely, but intriguing, possibility is that Bellator MMA could jump networks again following its move to CBS Sports last year. The “Big Game” on February 7 featured numerous plugs for the Paramount+ streaming service, and making Bellator exclusive to it could be an attempt to beef up their subscriber numbers, as well as being a lateral move within the ViacomCBS structure that doesn’t hurt Bellator either way.
Time will tell.
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