Bellator Pay-Per-View A Knockout With Sponsors
Memphis, Tenn. (May 15. 2014) – Even before the first punch is thrown, Bellator’s first pay-per-view on Saturday, May 17 is a knockout in terms of sponsorship. The Bellator pay-per-view card, including a stacked prelim bout lineup airing LIVE on Spike TV, is sold out with an array of blue-chip sponsors.
“Rampage vs. King Mo is HUGE, the biggest MMA card of the year, so you know we’ll show it in every Dave & Buster’s across the country. That’s what we do with the big sporting events,” said Sean Gleason, CMO Dave & Buster’s, “Bellator and Spike deliver great events and they’re just getting bigger. They’ve been a great partner, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of this historic fight.”
““We’re thrilled to have some of the biggest and best brands in the world integrated into this must see Pay-Per-View Saturday night. With one of the biggest most talked about cards of 2014, our sponsors support for Rampage vs. King Mo this Saturday on Pay-Per-View has been spectacular,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said.
“We are excited to be a part of this big event,” said Tony Key, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Ubisoft. “It should be a great night for fans, because they’ll see a preview of one of the most highly anticipated video games of the year, Watch Dogs, and check out some of the best MMA fights of the year.”
“Victory Motorcycles and Bellator are a perfect match, both brands deliver exhilaration. Whether in the cage or on the road, only one-thing matters to both companies, performance. We could not be more excited to be part of the promotions inaugural Pay-Per-View,” said Reid Wilson, Victory Motorcycles Marketing Director.
“Bjorn and the great folks at Bellator have really outdone themselves putting this PPV card together! With so many stellar fighters under one roof, we can’t wait to see some epic battles and unforgettable action come Saturday night,” said Bamboo Nutra Executive Vice President Leighton Dean.
The lineup includes the following:
• Miller Lite
• Dave & Busters
• Ubisoft® – Watch Dogs™ Video Game
• Monster Energy
• Victory Motorcycles
• Bamboo Nutra
• Attack Poker
The Bellator 120 card includes the following fights:
Bellator Pay-Per-View Fight Card:
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: Rampage Jackson (34-11) vs. King Mo (12-3)
Bellator Interim Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-1) vs. Will Brooks (13-1)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (50-7) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Blagoi Ivanov (11-0) vs. Alexander Volkov (20-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Rickey Rainey (7-2) vs. Michael Page (5-0)
Bellator Spike TV Fight Card:
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Cheick Kongo (20-9) vs. Eric Smith (6-1-1)
Bellator Catchweight (158lbs) Fight: Nate Jolly (13-5) vs. Marcin Held (18-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-2) vs. Fabricio Guerreiro (19-3)
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Goiti Yamauchi (16-2) vs. Mike Richman (16-4)
Bellator Spike.com Fight Card:
Bellator Featherweight Fight: Zach Underwood (12-5) vs. Austin Lyons (10-3)
Bellator Heavyweight Fight: Justin Frazier (6-1) vs. Mike Wessel (13-7)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Ben Brewer (6-1) vs. Andy Uhrich (8-4)
Bellator Welterweight Fight: Anthony Lemon (2-3) vs. Codie Shuffield (4-0)
Bellator Bantamweight Fight: Cortez Phelia (2-0) vs. Brain Hall (7-2)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at BellatorMMA">www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 140 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 175 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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