Bellator Signs Former WWE SmackDown Announcer Mauro Ranallo
Veteran MMA announcers Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo have signed multi-event broadcast agreements.
The agreements begin with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva and Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader on Saturday, June 24. The move sees Goldberg return to SPIKE for the first time since 2011, while Ranallo reunites with Bellator President Scott Coker, having worked together through 2013. The pair will join a broadcast team that currently includes Jimmy Smith, Jenn Brown and Chael Sonnen.
Mauro Ranallo gained notoriety with MMA fans during his tenure with PRIDE, and later STRIKEFORCE, where his voice became synonymous with the now-legendary events. Throughout his career, Ranallo has spent time working with various sports outside of MMA, including boxing, professional wrestling, kickboxing and ice hockey, and will continue his work with Showtime Boxing.
In between MMA assignments, Ranallo became the voice of WWE SmackDown, but a mutual separation between the two earlier this year paved the way for Ranallo’s return to boxing and MMA broadcasts.
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