Did you wonder what happened to “Bellator VIII?”

If you wondered why you have not heard anything about “Bellator VIII,” well it is because there is not an actual event named “Bellator VIII.” Instead, “Bellator VIII: The Road to the Championship” will be a television program airing on ESPN Deportes on Saturday May 23, 2009.

The show will highlight the remaining tournament fighters and their journey to the Bellator Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight world championship fights. It will set the stage for the lone remaining semi-final bouts and all three world championship matchups and will showcase the spectacular action that led to the final showdowns of Bellator’s first tournament season.

Live event action will return for “Bellator IX” featuring the Middleweight semi-finals on May 29th at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana, followed by the Featherweight world title on June 5th at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, the Welterweight world title on June 12th at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, and concluding with Bellator’s Grand Finale on June 19th from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida featuring both the Lightweight and Middleweight finals.

So if you want to get caught up on all the action, how the tournament stands thus far, and who will be moving forward (and you speak Spanish), then check out ESPN Deportes this Saturday.

By:  Jack Bratcher