is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 107 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. (Source:
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The Bellator 130 event is a Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Emanuel "The Hardcore Kid" Newton (24-7-1, 4KO') from Inglewood, California and Linton "The Swarm" Vassell (14-3-1, 5KO's) from London, England.
The live undercard bouts for Spike TV are as scheduled below:
Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. Karl Etherington
Lightweight: Dave Jansen vs. Rick Hawn
Women's Featherweight: Annalisa Bucci vs. Marloes Coenen
There are 8 additional undercard bouts airing live on Spike.com on the Internet.