SPIKE'S NEW SHOULDER PROGRAMMING IS DYNAMITE!
Santa Monica, Calif. (September 10, 2015)- To celebrate one of the biggest nights in combat sports this year, "Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1" on Saturday, September 19, Spike and Bellator have joined forces to create a slate of compelling specials that are a must-see for any MMA fan.
Please see below for brief descriptions.
ROAD TO "DYNAMITE 1"
Premieres: Friday September 11 at 11:15pm ET/PT (after LIVE PBC Boxing)
Scott Coker's dream has become a reality with "Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1" - a landmark event in American combat sports history. This special goes behind the scenes of this epic fight night that is so big it will include two fields of battle - a Bellator cage and a Glory kickboxing ring. "Road to Dynamite" will take viewers around the world to check in on some of the biggest names in MMA and kickboxing as they prepare for battle including Tito Ortiz, Liam McGeary, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Phil Davis, Josh Thomson, and Paul Daley
UNRIVALED: TITO ORTIZ
Premieres: Friday, September 11 at 12:15am ET/PT
"The Huntington Beach Bad Boy"... "The People's Champ." These names are synonymous with one of MMA's true icons and pioneers - Tito Ortiz. His career has been a roller-coaster of extreme highs and lows featuring unforgettable world championship triumphs and bitter defeats. Over the nearly two decades as a pro fighter, his quest has been the same - to be a world champion. On September 19, Ortiz will step in the Bellator cage on a mission to win the coveted light heavyweight crown from rising British superstar Liam McGeary. "Unrivaled: Tito Ortiz" follows his journey leading up to this epic night.
BELLATOR MMA YOUNG GUNS: LIAM MCGEARY
Available now on Bellator.com
Bellator MMA takes pride on being the home to some of the sport's most promising up-and-coming stars. In the premiere edition of this new series, "Young Guns," light heavyweight champ Liam McGeary is profiled. The charismatic and engaging Brit is a perfect 10-0 in his budding career. This special goes behind the scenes as McGeary prepares for the biggest bout of his career - against the legendary Tito Ortiz at Dynamite 1 on September 19.
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike's Internet address is www.spike.com.