Mixed Martial Arts promotion Bellator MMA has announced its broadcast partnership with CBS Sports Network.
The network will broadcast all Bellator MMA events, domestic and international. Additionally, preliminary bouts on each event fight card will be streamed via CBSSports.com and via Bellator's MMA Youtube Channel.
The partnership will commence October 1st with Bellator 247 in Milan, Italy. The card will be headlined by a welterweight battle between veteran Paul Daley (42-17-2) and Derek Anderson (16-3, 1 NC).
Also featured in the first month of programming includes the historic Bellator MMA Paris event set for October 10th. Featuring compelling bouts between “MVP” Michael Page (17-1) and Ross Houston (8-0, 1 NC) and a heavyweight war between Cheick Kongo (30-10-2, 1 NC) and TimBellator Johnson (14-6), the promotion will be the very first to host an event in France, as the country just approved the sport's practice under the French Boxing Federation (FFB).
Just five days later, one of the sports' most dominate forces in Cris Cyborg will square off with Arelene Blencowe in a hotly-contested match-up at 145lbs. While Cyborg is indeed a a wrecking machine, Blencowe is a forcible challenge;lenger holding victories over the likes of Julia Budd, Holly Holm, Felicia Spencer and Gina Carano.
For additional information and complete fight cards, visit Bellator.com