It’s been two week since Bellator made their long awaited debut on Spike TV and everything is moving forward according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. Since Bellator debuted on Spike TV, Rebney couldn’t be happier with how the network station treats them and the passion they show.
“I think we’ve got the greatest television partner in all of the MMA space,” said Rebney to Sherdog. “They come to the events and are engaged. This is not just another program on their network. This is something Viacom own a big piece of and are completely invested in. They’re fans of the game.”
Rebney said that at Bellator 86, the head of the TV network and his supporting cast were sitting at the table with him from the first fight on the preliminary card until the final championship contest.
“We had a good start last week and it’s about increasing, enhancing and improving,” said Rebney. “We got the time and got to keep working on doing it.”
Before Bellator signed with Spike TV, the UFC called that station home for years before leaving to join FOX. January 17 was the first Bellator show to jumpstart Season 8.
Next week, Bellator 87 returns on January 31 from the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mount Pleasant, MI. The opening of the lightweight tournament will be featured. Spike.com streams the preliminary fights and Spike TV host the main card.