Bellator MMA 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: Spike TV)
Coverage of the MMA event from Uncasville, Connecticut. Douglas 'The Phenom' Lima takes on Andrey 'Spartan' Koreshvov.
Bellator 139 main event is a Heavyweight main event card between Cheick Kongo (23-10-2, 12KO's)) from Paris Frabce taking on the challenge of Alexander "Drago" Volkov (24-6-0, 17KO's) from Moscow, Soviet Union. This card is being broadcast live from the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas.
The scheduled undercard bouts are as follows:
Featherweight: Pat Curran vs. Emmanuel Sanchez
Lightweight: David Rickels vs. John Alessio
Middleweight: Hisaki Kato vs. Joe Schilling
7 additional undercard bouts can be seen only at spike.com which includes a Women's Featherweight bout between Bryanna Fissori and