Bellator Fighting Championships will look to make a splash in 2012 on Friday nights, according to a press release by the fight organization. Previously, Bellator was shown on both Thursdays and Saturdays.
“Our focus was to find the right night, where the largest number of MMA fans could enjoy the show,” Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “We’ve been discussing this move with our partners at Viacom for months. When we looked at the alternatives, we agreed that Fridays provided a great fight for us to reach MMA fans with our live, real sport, tournament events every week.”
This will be the final year of Bellator on MTV2, as the company will switch over to Spike TV beginning in 2013. Bellator’s upcoming season will feature five tournaments, including events in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions. One other tourney is set, but has not been announced for a weight class.
This first Bellator event in season six will begin on March 2, 2012.