THE COMBAT SPORTS FANS IN INDIA WILL HAVE MORE options to choose from this point onwards as DSport has acquired the broadcast rights of Bellator MMA for India.
DSport, which was launched by Discovery Networks India back in February 2017, had already brought wrestling promotions like Lucha Underground, Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling to India.
With the new Bellator deal, the channel will be looking to capture the MMA fan base in the nation as well.
The highly-anticipated event includes a world welterweight title bout between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima and the first round of the Heavyweight Grand Prix between two MMA icons, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Along with major LIVE events, Bellator fans can also look forward to “best-of” specials highlighting the most exciting scenes and iconic moments from the Bellator franchise to date.
In 2018, Bellator MMA will present 24 live, exclusive, prime time combat sports events from venues in the US and across the globe. Sixteen of the fights will be in the US, and eight will be international, with more events to be scheduled.
The acquisition firmly establishes DSPORT as the home of combat sports in India with broadcast rights of a top property like Bellator MMA now under its fold. Overall, DSPORT now has rights to broadcast more than 250 hours of fresh Combat sports programming over the next 12 months.