Bellator Fighting Championship CEO Bjorn Rebney told USA Today in a recent interview that his fight promotion will begin televising three-hour events when they head to Spike TV in 2013. Currently, Bellator runs two-hour shows on MTV2.
“It’ll eliminate the need for the superfight because we’re going to be able to get six tournaments running simultaneously per season,” Rebney said. “You’ll get that consistent repetition of having the No. 1 challenger earn the right to fight our champion.”
Rebney believes the move to six tournaments a year will allow the champions of each Bellator division to remain active and fighting more, saying, “I will load the barrel in order for us to do title fight after title fight after title fight.”
Bellator returns to action this Friday night with Bellator 63 from Uncasville, Connecticut. The welterweight quarterfinals will take place on the main card.