Bellator MMA will host the “Summer Series” once again in the coming months, according to Bjorn Rebney, CEO of the promotion.
Since switching over to Spike TV at the beginning of the year, Bellator has been pushing to keep as many tournaments going as possible. They see this as a way to keep their champions fighting as often as possible, as well.
Rebney told MMAjunkie.com that they are working on a heavyweight tourney for sure, adding, “that’s where I’ve been focused with the team at talent development.”
Alexander Volkov claimed the vacant title by defeating Richard Hale earlier this year.
“We’ve got a lot of weight divisions potentially doing a tournament,” Rebney said. “The cornerstone of everything that we’ve got going on with Spike now is I can get so many tournaments into these different packages. We’ve doing five tournaments now that are going to finish up this first season on Spike. I’d like to get two, maybe three in over the summer, and four or five in the fall.”
This is a great idea by Rebney and Bellator, as the focal point to the promotion are the champions. So, the more air time they can get, the better.