Video: Watch Bellator’s inaugural event featuring Jorge Masvidal, Eddie Alvarez


This past weekend marked the 12th anniversary of Bellator’s first-ever event and the promotion celebrated by posting the entire show on YouTube.

Bellator 1 took place at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., and was the beginning for not just the promotion itself but also a pair of tournaments featuring several notable names who would go on to even bigger things in the future.

Watch the replay above.

Jorge Masvidal was the main event. Eddie Alvarez, future UFC champion, started what would become a remarkable Bellator run. He became the inaugural lightweight champion. The card featured many other notables.

Joe Soto became Bellator’s featherweight champion, and then challenged T.J. Dillashaw to the UFC bantamweight championship. He was a replacement for Joe Soto. Luis Palomino was part of an exciting rivalry with Justin Gaethje during the World Series of Fighting promotion. Jonathan Brookins won the Season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter .

Next on the Bellator calendar is Bellator 277 which takes place at SAP Center, San Jose, Calif. The bout is headlined by a featherweight title rematch between champion A.J. McKee and Patricio Pitbull, while the co-main event sees Vadim Nemkov defend his title against Corey Anderson in the finals of the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.