Bellator was the little engine that could this year; with a lot of hype surrounding the start-up, as well as a deal with ESPN Deportes in Spanish, it looked like a mixed bag. Bellator had some great talent signed up, and a lot of no names, and were going after the hispanic market. Not because that was their ideal, but because it was the hand that they were dealt. What happened was it turned out to be a success through luck and viral videos on YouTube. Apparently, Bellator will have two seasons in 2010, in both English and Spanish, and live. Bjorn Rebney appeared on MMAJunkie Radio to clear things up about what lies ahead for the upstart.
"We'll have two seasons of 12 (shows) in 2010," Rebney said. "Two seasons are locked down now. The first one will start at the beginning of 2010, and the second one will be running what's basically next summer. What we wanted to do was schedule it strategically so there wouldn't be that lapse of time (between the two seasons)."
The only thing we don't know is where they will air, although the claims are "in more homes." It doesn't take a lot to be in more homes than ESPN Deportes.