BELLATOR MMA events will continue to be broadcast on the BBC’s streaming service in the UK


Mixed martial arts promotion BELLATOR MMA and the BBC have renewed their broadcast partnership to keep BBC iPlayer as the exclusive home in the UK for all BELLATOR events.

Every BELLATOR event of 2023 will be available to watch live and on demand on BBC iPlayer, including all UK, European and international shows.

The new deal represents a continued commitment from the BBC to show BELLATOR events on iPlayer as well as BBC Sport’s digital platforms such as the BBC Sport website and app.

The renewal begins this week with BELLATOR’s return to Dublin’s 3Arena on Saturday, February 25. The stacked card features welterweight unification match between BELLATOR Welterweight World Champion Yaroslav Amosov and interim titleholder Logan Storley.

Upcoming events include the launch of the Lightweight World Grand Prix at BELLATOR 292, the conclusion of the Bantamweight World Grand Prix at BELLATOR 295, four world title fights and a highly anticipated return to Paris in May.


Sat. Feb. 25 // BELLATOR 291: Amosov vs. Storley 2 // 3Arena // Dublin, Ireland

Fri. Mar. 10 // BELLATOR 292: Nurmagomedov vs. Henderson // SAP Center // San Jose, CA

Fri. Mar. 31 // BELLATOR 293: Golm vs. James // Pechanga Resort Casino // Temecula, CA

Fri. Apr. 21 // BELLATOR 294: Carmouche vs. Bennett 2 // Blaisdell Arena // Honolulu, HI

Sat. Apr. 22 // BELLATOR 295: Stots vs. Mix // Blaisdell Arena // Honolulu, HI

Fri. May 12 // BELLATOR 296: Mousasi vs. Edwards // Accor Arena // Paris, France

Head of BELLATOR Europe, David Green, said: “We’ve enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship with the BBC to date, so we’re delighted to announce the renewal of this deal which has made world class MMA action more accessible than ever to fans in the UK. Our 2023 calendar shows the promotion is incredibly strong and we’re excited to continue bringing all our events and this amazing sport to as many people in the UK as possible with the BBC.”

President of BELLATOR MMA, Scott Coker, added: “MMA has never been in a better place in the UK and I’m very proud of the impact we as a promotion have had there. We’re excited by our growth in European markets like the UK and to have the continued support of the BBC as we bring the sport to more people than ever.”

The BBC first began showing BELLATOR MMA on iPlayer two years ago.