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Key international partnership renewal with Virgin Media kicks off tomorrow with
Bellator Champions Series Belfast airing live on Virgin Media Three



NEW YORK (March 21, 2024) – The Professional Fighters League (PFL), the fastest-growing and most innovative sports league, today announced a key international partnership renewal with Virgin Media Television in the Republic of Ireland, which will make all eight Bellator Champions Series events available through the free-to-air networks and available to all Irish MMA fans with a device.

First up is the Bellator Champions Series Belfast in the SSE Arena, Belfast tomorrow, the prelims will be live on Virgin Media Extra One beginning at 5 pm GMT, with the main card live on Virgin Media Three at 8 pm GMT. Virgin Media Television will also bring viewers the action from Bellator Champions Series Dublin at the 3Arena on Saturday, June 22.

“The PFL is pleased to announce the renewal of our long term partnership with Virgin Media, the home of sport in the Republic of Ireland,” PFL CEO Peter Murray said. “Virgin Media has supported the growth of MMA throughout its rich history, and the re-imagined Bellator Champions Series will continue to bring multiple Bellator events per year to Ireland, while providing a platform for the very best Irish athletes to compete globally.”

Bellator Champions Series Belfast kicks off tomorrow and is headlined by two Bellator World Championship contests, the first pitting former title challenger Corey Anderson (17-6, 1 NC) against Northern Ireland’s Karl Moore (12-2). While in the co-main event, the Bellator “G.O.A.T.” Patricio Pitbull (35-7) will defend his Featherweight title for a ninth time when he meets Canada’s Jeremy Kennedy (19-3).

The 2024 Bellator Champions Series schedule is as follows:
– Friday, May 17 – Bellator Champions Series Paris – Accor Arena
– Saturday, June 22 – Bellator Champions Series Dublin – 3Arena
– Saturday, September 7 – Bellator Champions Series San Diego – Pechanga Arena
– Saturday, September 14 – Bellator Champions Series London – OVO Wembley
– Saturday, October 12 – Bellator Champions Series Chicago – Wintrust Arena
– Saturday, November 16 – Bellator Champions Series Paris – ADIDAS Arena
– Tuesday, December 31 – Bellator Champions Series – TBD


Professional Fighters League (PFL) is a global powerhouse in MMA and the fastest-growing sports league worldwide. PFL has five live fight franchises, offering year-round content: PFL League Season, PFL PPV Super Fights, PFL Challenger Series, PFL International Leagues, and Bellator. Founded in 2018, PFL is backed by major blue-chip investors including SRJ, Ares, Knighthead, Luxor Capital, Waverley Capital, Elysian Park Ventures, and numerous NBA, MLB, NHL, and MLS team owners. MMA is the growth sports business of this decade, with 650 million fans worldwide, the youngest audience demographic, and true global revenue streams.; Instagram (@PFLmma); Twitter (@PFLMMA); Facebook (/PFLmma)

About Virgin Media
Virgin Media is the leading connected entertainment connectivity and broadcast business in Ireland. Every day we deliver connections that really matter for thousands of people, with multi award-winning services including superfast broadband, TV, mobile and home phone. Our Virgin Media Business division provides the fastest broadband speeds and connectivity solutions for entrepreneurs, businesses and the public sector.

Virgin Media Television, our broadcast division, is Ireland’s number one commercial public service broadcaster offering four free-to-air channels: Virgin Media One, Virgin Media Two, Virgin Media Three, Virgin Media Four, as well as the Virgin Media Player. We are a significant investor in home produced content, including news, current affairs and drama, as well as offering the best in international programming. Virgin Media More, a platform exclusive channel for Virgin TV customers, offers the very best of first look premium content, including ground-breaking Irish and International drama, documentaries & sport. Our advertising sales agency, Virgin Media Solutions, creates unique, innovative campaigns for our business and for third party clients across the UK and Ireland.

Virgin Media is part of Liberty Global, one of the world’s leading converged video, broadband and communications companies with operations in seven European countries. Liberty Global is a founding member of the European Green Digital Coalition and is included in the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Following the challenges brought about by the global pandemic, the power of connectivity to deliver positive, meaningful change to people’s lives has never been clearer. Our inclusion in these prestigious indices for the ninth year running attests to our long-standing commitment to the importance of sustainability and ensuring that we are strong corporate citizens as well as responsible stewards of the environment across the markets in which we operate.

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