As the combat sports world is on pause while the global coronavirus pandemic plays out, Bellator has done its best to fill the video void.
The company has posted free fights and full events to its YouTube page, and now it takes the next step with “Bellator Recharged,” which will air on CBS Sports Network.
The show premieres Saturday with the re-airing of Bellator 192 and Bellator 194, both of which happened to feature fights in the memorable heavyweight grand prix ultimately won by Ryan Bader.
“I am excited to have found a new home for Bellator’s vast library of programming on CBS Sports Network – some of which have been the biggest cards in the history of MMA,” Bellator president Scott Coker said in a statement. “This is a great way to increase Bellator’s visibility across additional ViacomCBS platforms, while giving our fans the opportunity to relive these incredible events again.”
Veteran MMA official and current Bellator commentator “Big” John McCarthy will host the premier episode, which airs at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Following the debut, subsequent episodes will air on Wednesday evenings at the same time.