ESPN, along with the owner of Bellator Fighting Championships, visited the The Arena on Monday Feb. 16th, to film The Arena’s fighter Diego Garijo. One of The Arena’s other fighters, Charles Diaz, was also featured, as was Xande Ribeiro (owner of The Arena’s brother school, the University of Jiu Jitsu). Diego will be one of the featured fighters in Bellator’s upcoming season, so watch for him on Bellator’s premier on April 4th!
Bellator Fighting Championships will be broadcast starting April 2009 through ESPN Deportes. Bellator’s premiere season consists of twelve events which will be broadcast every Saturday night in primetime, with the first show airing April 4, 2009. There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking place in season #1 over a three month period. Eight fighters will be represented in each division. To win the Bellator Championship, a fighter must win a total of three fights over a three month period. At the end of the initial season, Bellator will have crowned four Bellator Champions and will have awarded each Champion $175,000!
The University of Jiu Jitsu is the leading school in the world for Jiu Jitsu instruction. Headed by 6x world champion Saulo Ribeiro and 7x world champion Xande Ribeiro, with family leader Royler Gracie frequently in attendance, the University offers world-class Jiu Jitsu instruction for all levels. For more information, please visit the University of Jiu Jitsu.
Located directly next to the San Diego Sports Arena, The Arena is the brother school of Saulo and Xande’s Ribeiro’s University of Jiu Jitsu, located next door. The Arena is a mixed martial arts training facility that focuses on fighters and those who want to train like fighters. The Arena offers high-level training in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai, and Submission Wrestling (No Gi Jiu Jitsu). For more information, please visit The Arena.