Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker On The Company’s Partnerships With Showtime & Mohegan Sun – The Hype Magazine


Published on April 17th, 2021 | by Darren Paltrowitz

Bellator is a leading global MMA and kickboxing promotion featuring many of the best athletes in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities around the world and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over 1 billion people. In the States, Bellator events from all over the world can be seen on Showtime — a new TV deal announced earlier this year — and online via Pluto TV and Bellator’s YouTube channel.

The latest event for Bellator was Bellator 257, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 16, 2021. The card was headlined by a rematch between Vadim Nemkov and Phil Davis alongside a co-main event of Corey Anderson versus Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov. I also had my eye on the Flyweight bout between Veta Arteaga and “Dirty Dez” Desiree Yanez, having interviewed Arteaga earlier in the week. Bellator 258 has already been announced for May 7, 2021, which is scheduled to be headlined by Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis in a Bantamweight World Title match.

At a media conference following Bellator 257, I was able to ask Bellator CEO Scott Coker about the company’s partnerships with Showtime and Mohegan Sun, as embedded below. More on Bellator can be found via, and

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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren’s writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World,, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being “Editor At Large” for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz” podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly He has also co-authored two published books, 2018’s “Pocket Change: Your Happy Money” (Book Web Publishing) and 2019’s “Good Advice From Professional Wrestling” (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.

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