Bellator Beat on the MMA DieHards Radio Network bring you the fighters and people involved in the weekly doings of the Bellator Fighting Championships. Hosted by Hector Castro and Bellator television commentator Manny Rodriguez, Bellator Beat runs Monday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 PT while the promotion is in season.
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Bellator Beat on MMADieHards.com and the MMA DieHards Radio Network brings you CEO Bjorn Rebney (Twitter:@BjornRebney) and Ronnie Mann (Twitter: @RonnieMannMMA), who faces Kenny Foster in a featherweight qualifier on Saturday in Miami, Okla., at Bellator 53.
Hosts Hector Castro and Bellator announcer Manny Rodriguez preview Saturday’s action, which takes place at the Buffalo Run Casino and airs live on MTV2 in regular definition and commercial-free in high definition on Epix. The prelims stream live on Spike.com.
Bellator Beat on MMADieHards.com and the MMA DieHards Radio Network brings you Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney (Twitter: @BjornRebney) and Chase Beebe (Twitter: @ChaseBeebeMMA), who faces Marcos Galvao in the Season 5 bantamweight tournament opening round on Saturday in Canton, Ohio at Bellator 51.
Hosts Hector Castro and Bellator announcer Manny Rodriguez preview Saturday’s action, which takes place at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and airs live on MTV 2 in regular definition and commercial-free in high definition on Epix. The prelims stream live on Spike.com.
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Bellator Beat on MMADieHards.com and the MMA DieHards Radio Network brings you Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Jared Hess, who faces Bryan Baker in the Season 5 middleweight tournament quarterfinal on Saturday at Bellator 50.
Hosts Hector Castro and Joe Rizzo (in for Bellator announcer Manny Rodriguez) preview Saturday’s action at the Seminoles Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
The Bellator Beat radio show was back on MMADieHards.com with Season 4 lightweight finalist Michael Chandler and Brett Cooper, who also fights on Saturday’s Bellator 44 card in Atlantic City.
The show airs Tuesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET (5:30 PT) right here on MMADieHards.com. If you did not catch it live, it is available on demand right here.
This week, Joe Rizzo from Rear Naked Choke Radio and Pete Sumulong of Punch Drunk Radio subbed for Hector Castro and Manny Rodriguez.
The Bellator Beat radio show is back on MMADieHards.com and the MMA DieHards Radio Network as Hector Castro and Manny Rodriguez bring you the inside scoop about the promotion. Get to know Bellator cage announcer and MC Michael C. Williams on this episode. His voice alone is worth the listen!
Bellator 42 is Saturday at the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Okla., as the light heavyweight semifinals of the Season 4 tournament are conducted.
Bellator Beat was back on MMADieHards.com and the MMA DieHards Radio Network as Hector Castro and Manny Rodriguez welcomed Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren and light heavyweight tournament semifinalist Tim Carpenter.
Welterweight champion Ben Askren and Season 4 semifinalist Jay Hieron kicked off the debut episode of the Bellator Beat radio show on the MMA DieHards Radio Network, hosted by Hector Castro and Bellator (Spanish) commentator Manny Rodriguez.
Bellator Beat focuses on the weekly doings of the promotion, taking a look back at the previous week’s event and peeking ahead to future parts of the season.
Rear Naked Choke Radio hosts Joe Rizzo and Jeremy Fullerton were cageside on the MMA DieHards Radio Network prior to Bellator 39 on Saturday and were joined with Bellator CEO and President Bjorn Rebney along with well-known fighter agent, Monte Cox.
Cox was the first guest on the show and after talking about the long list of fighters contracted to him, the superstar agent informed the MMA DieHards Radio Network that Bellator has recently signed former UFC and IFL welterweight Rory Markham.
“Rory Markham is coming back,” Cox announced to Rizzo and Fullerton on the show. “He just got done filming ‘Fast and Furious 5′ where he beat the tar out of Paul Walker, and then Vin Diesel beats him up. He does a lot of movies, he just did a big movie in Chicago with Bruce Willis (and) he’s doing really well in the movies, but he’s coming back to fight. I think that’s either May or June he’s going to fight for Bellator, and you know he’s always fun to watch.”
After Zuffa’s buyout of arguably the No. 2 promotion in the world in Strikeforce, the MMA world was turned upside down, but Rebney, like UFC president Dana White, is conducting business as usual.
“We are going to keep on doing exactly what we’re doing and were going to keep building the brand and keep on putting on great shows,” said Rebney. “We’re going to stay true to the objective tournament format.”
Bellator has been doing better ratings when its replayed shows are aired after the live broadcasts, but Rebney has a good theory on why that is happening.
“Amazing fights begin to happen at the beginning of a show and I start texting my buddy Dave, and my buddy Rob and go, ‘Dude you got to check this out,’ ” Rebney explained. “Suddenly, people turn to it (and) we see the numbers climb at the end of the show, and then when the replay runs everybody goes, ‘Well, I want to see what happened at the beginning,’ because they are hearing what a cool show it is. It’s a matter of information getting disseminated so fast that you can affect the ratings of a show in a 45 minute period.”
Rebney seems like he is going to conduct his business as usual and Bellator will keep to being a steady competitor with the UFC, only with a tournament format — and Rory Markham.