Report: Bellator Leaving Paramount Network, Heading To CBS Sports Network


Bellator is moving homes.

The promotion is holding a double-header in September with Bellator 245 and Bellator 246. Those events will be the final ones on the Paramount Network as the promotion is apparently heading to CBS Sports Network.

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Ariel Helwani of ESPN first reported the news.

Bellator events on CBS Sports Network will reportedly feature both preliminary and main card fights, similar to how the UFC Fight Night cards are done on ESPN and/or ESPN+. The move is reportedly one that Bellator is excited about, as the promotion wanted to be featured on a sports-centric network.

There is also a chance the move will pave the way for Bellator cards on Showtime and CBS, but that has not been confirmed. The deal between Bellator and DAZN is also still active for another year but the future of DAZN is in the air right now.

Paramount Network, previously known as Spike TV, started airing Bellator events in January of 2013.

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