Bellator is a world-famous mixed martial arts promotion. It was founded by Bjorn Rebney in 2008.
Bellator Net Worth
Bellator’s net worth as a company is estimated to be around $7 billion as of 2022. The company is based in Santa Monica, California and has a lot of athletes under them.
Bellator earns a lot of profit and revenue. It is reported that the company earns around $50 million a year. Bellator’s fighters are some of the highest paid mixed martial artists in the world. Some of their talents include Yoel Romero, Vadim Nemkov, Kyoji Horiguchi, Patricio Pitbull, Anthony Johnson, Douglas Lima, and Michael Page.
The founder and former CEO Bjorn Rebney was replaced by veteran fight promoter Scott Coker. The events and tournaments of Bellator are available in many countries across the world.
In the present, Bellator has hosted over 260 live events in eight countries and 34 states.
Bellator was first founded by Bjorn Rebney in 2008. He was the Chairman and the CEO of the mixed martial arts company while Tim Danaher was the President. Under Rebney’s administration, the events of the company were single-elimination tournaments.
In December 2011, Viacom bought the majority of Bellator.
In June 2014, Rebney and Danaher were relieved from their positions. Scott Coker became the head of the company. The events held by Bellator under Rebney became more of a traditional, single-fight event schedule. The promotion company began to host a divisional grand-prix tournament in 2018.
In 2011, the fourth season, Bellator events were aired on Viacom-owned networks in the United States. The telecasts were later telecast on Paramount Network in 2013. Bellator also signed a multi-year partnership agreement with Fox Sports Latin America. THe company announced a five-year streaming deal with DAZN on June 26, 2018.
With Viacom’s re-merger with CBS in 2019, “Bellator MMA: Recharged,” debuted on April 25, 2020.
The Bellator MMA European Series was launched in 2019. It only airs on the BBC Network in the United Kingdom. The series has held live events in Ireland, Italy and France, in addition to multiple cities across the UK.
In the United States, the tournaments can be seen on SHOWTIME, while in the United Kingdom, people can watch them on BBC iPlayer. The company also has a channel on Pluto TV, which was launched in 2020.
Being owned by ViacomCBS, Bellator has no problem connecting with audiences through television,online, mobile platforms, and motion pictures.
The events held by Bellator are Fight Master and Bellator Kickboxing. As of 2022, there have been eleven seasons and four summer series.