Bellator MMA Hosts Open Workouts on Jan. 15 in California
Fight Network Staff / January 8, 2013 - 5:09pm
Newport Beach, California (January 8, 2013) — In anticipation of Bellator MMA's highly anticipated Spike debut January 17th from Irvine's Bren Center, Bellator MMA will be hosting a fighter open workout for media from 1 – 3 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 15 from HB Ultimate Training Center.
The workout will be attended by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney as well as Bellator MMA fighters, including Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler, his title challenger and former Judo Olympian Rick Hawn, Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran, explosive Brazilian & Tournament Champion Patricio Pitbull, Light Heavyweight "Babalu" Sobral and Southern California's own Mike "Joker" Guymon and Mario Navarro.
There will be a workout session followed by an interview/Q&A opportunity with each fighter. One-on-ones will be made available with each fighter and Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Fans are also welcomed to attend and take in the action.
The schedule will be:
Tuesday, January 15 – 1 – 3 p.m. PST
HB Ultimate Training Center
19240 Beach Boulevard, Huntington Beach, California
1 – 1:30 p.m. – Pat Curran/Mike Guymon
1:30 – 2 p.m. – Babalu Sobral/Rick Hawn
2 – 2:30 p.m. – Patricio Pitbull/Mario Navarro
2:30 – 3 p.m. – Michael Chandler
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world's largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 107 countries, Bellator's majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport's top mixed martial artists. Bellator's founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator's core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator's real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator's tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator Fighting Championships' executive team is comprised of top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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