Bellator is coming to Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 24. However, the most amazing thing about this story isn’t the fact that it will be a pay-per-view event.
Nor is it the fact that the headlining bout will see Chael Sonnen take on Wanderlei Silva.
Nor is it the fact that Bellator will likely stock the card with all their newly-signed badasses, like Rory McDonald and Ryan Bader.
No, the most amazing thing is that this story was broken by the Associated Press. What the hell?
Bellator is stepping up to Madison Square Garden and back onto pay-per-view.
The mixed martial arts promotion will stage a stacked card in New York City on June 24, The Associated Press has learned.
Bellator 180 will be headlined by Chael Sonnen’s long-awaited rivalry bout with Wanderlei Silva. Additional fights will be announced soon for several of the promotion’s top talents, including a handful of its newly-signed free agents.
Bellator will broadcast on pay-per-view for only the second time in promotional history, signaling another step in its growth as a rival for the industry-leading UFC. Bellator staged its only previous pay-per-view event in May 2014, shortly before CEO Scott Coker took over the promotion.