Bellator signs Australian broadcast deal with 10 Play

MMA fans starved for an easier way to watch Bellator in Australia will be pleased to know Network 10 will be broadcasting Bellator live and free starting from this weekend.

The announcement confirmed this week will see Bellator events coming to 10 Play with the promotion set to host events the next three weekends.

This Saturday Bellator 255 comes to our screens live from the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut with the promotions featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire meeting Emmanuel Sanchez in the main event. Fourth-generation Gracie member, Neiman Gracie will look to put himself back in title contention when clashes with Jason Jackson, while Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Usman Nurmagomedov is also set to appear on the main card against 

The main card action kicks off on 10 Play from 12 pm AEST. 

The deal with 10 Play will also mean that the streaming platform will host over 400 hours of the best fights, highlights and specials, available on demand. 

Upcoming events:

  • Bellator 255: Saturday, 3 April –  Pitbull vs. Sanchez 2
  • Bellator 256: Saturday, 10 April – Bader vs. Machida 2
  • Bellator 257: Saturday, 17 April – Nemkov vs. Davis 2
  • Bellator 258: Saturday, 8 May – Archuleta vs. Pettis

The Network 10 website explains how you can watch the event:

Bellator MMA won’t be broadcast on TV, you’ll need to stream it on web. (

During event times, the Bellator MMA logo will appear where you currently find the 10, BOLD, SHAKE and PEACH icons, on the latest version of the following apps:

    • Apple TV
    • Android tv
    • Telstra tv
    • Amazon Fire TV
    • iOS (iPhone and iPad) *coming soon
    • Android Mobile *coming soon

Click the icon as you currently would any of the other channels to be taken to the LIVE stream.

With the highly anticipated light-heavyweight tournament upon us, it’s a great time for the promotion to announce a broadcast deal in the region. 

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