This Saturday night, Bellator will combine with Glory to produce Dynamite 1, an event that features both MMA and kickboxing matches.
And, the event will air live on ESPN Deportes from the SAP Center in San Jose, the promotion announced recently.
Bellator and ESPN Deportes have agreed to a multi-year, multi-platform contract for six events for the rest of 2015. Saturday’s card features Liam McGeary defending his light heavyweight title against Tito Ortiz, along with a one-night, four-fighter tournament.
ESPN will be streaming prelim bouts in Spanish starting at 7 p.m. ET on both ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes+, while archival fights will be made available on ESPN Deportes, as well.
“We are thrilled to deepen our connection with our growing Hispanic audience with this strategic partnership with ESPN Deportes,” Bellator president Scott Coker said.
George X and Manny Rodriguez will call the action for the networks.
“ESPN Deportes has a long history of carrying premier sporting events, relevant to our Hispanic sports fans,” said Lino Garcia, general manager of ESPN Deportes. “We recognized the changes and growth of Bellator over the past year and, we are thrilled to see the world-class mixed martial arts organization return to its original television home.”