Bellator MMA announces 2016 international events coming to London, Tel Aviv, and Italy

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief


Bellator MMA is heading international.

The organization announced on Tuesday that they’re headed overseas for the first time in 2016, bringing live events to London, Tel Aviv, and Italy.

“We are thrilled to bring the incredible excitement of hard-hitting Bellator action featuring some of the best athletes in the world to our new global partners in the UK, Israel, and Italy,” said Bellator MMA President Scott Coker in a press release. “The London event is especially encouraging as we will broadcast the main card in the UK on one of the country’s most-distributed broadcast channels, Channel 5.”

The London card will take place at the O2 Arena, with prelims live in the UK on Spike UK. It will air on tape delay in the U.S. on Spike.

Dates are not yet set for the three events, but it will be the first time they’ve run fight cards outside of North America. The Tel Aviv event will be broadcast locally on Ego Total in Israel, while broadcast details for the Italy event were not announced.

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