Bellator MMA, one of the largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotions in the world, will imminently begin welcoming fans back to its events.
The promotion will do so starting with Bellator 260: Lima vs. Amosov on Friday, June 11, and Bellator 261: Johnson vs. Moldavsky on Friday, June 25. Both events will emanate from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn and will be televised live on Showtime.
Ahead of these events, Bellator has partnered with Elevate Sports Ventures, a sports and entertainment marketing firm, to support sponsorship, premium and ticket sales strategies.
A limited number tickets for the two events, starting at $60, will go on sale on TicketMaster and Bellator.com starting this Friday, May 21.
“We are very excited to be getting into business with Elevate,” Bellator MMA President Scott Coker said in an official press release. “They bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to the table with a proven track record of providing consistent results for top professional sports franchises, leagues and events. It feels like our family just got bigger, and I am confident that this new relationship will lead to the continued growth of the Bellator brand.
“At Elevate, we are inspired by Bellator’s ambition to meaningfully connect and engage with current and new fans, and aggressively route new live events to its diverse, global fanbase,” said Elevate Sports Ventures Chairman and CEO Al Guido.
Bellator’s next event, Bellator 259: Cyborg vs. Smith 2, goes down on Friday, May 20, and will mark the organizations 16th event, sans fans, at the Mohegan Sun Arena.