Bellator MMA (formerly known as Bellator Fighting Championships) is an American mixed martial arts
organization based in Santa Monica, California that is owned and operated by parent company
Viacom. It is the second-largest MMA promotion in the world and features many of the top-ranked
fighters in Combat Sports. Its first event was held in 2009, with 195 "numbered" events held as of
March 2018. The word Bellator means "warrior" in Latin.
The promotion features the talents of Gegard Mousasi, Michael Chandler, Rory MacDonald, Ryan
Bader, Chael Sonnen, Muhammed Lawal, Bobby Lashley, Quinton Jackson, Jake Hager & Fedor