Bellator NYC/Bellator 180 broadcast roles set for Mauro Ranallo, Mike Goldberg, others

Bellator made a splash last week when it announced the signings of veteran MMA voices Mauro Ranallo and Mike Goldberg to its broadcast team. Now we know their roles in their debuts for the promotion’s Bellator 180/Bellator NYC doubleheader on Saturday.

Bellator today announced Ranallo will handle play-by-play for the Bellator NYC pay-per-view card alongside color commentator Jimmy Smith, with Goldberg anchoring the desk. Prior to this, it will be Goldberg on play-by-play during the Spike-televised and live-streamed Bellator 180 portion of the event with Smith; Ranallo will serve as host on the desk.

Jenn Brown will host Spike’s live pre-show during the prelims, where she will be joined by former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub and Bellator lightweight Josh Thomson, who will offer analysis and insight. It will be Schaub’s debut with the promotion.

Goldberg will return to Spike, where he was the voice of the UFC for many years while the promotion had its broadcast home at the cable channel.

Ranallo, who was announced as play-by-play commentator for the August boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, will be returning to a pairing with Coker as a promotional president. The two worked together while Ranallo worked on Strikeforce broadcasts on Showtime when Coker was that organization’s head.

Bellator NYC, just the promotion’s second pay-per-view event, will take place Saturday at Madison Square Garden, headlined by a fight between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Bellator 180 will air right before on Spike, with a light heavyweight title main event between Ryan Bader and champ Phil Davis. Prelims for Bellator 180 will stream on MMAjunkie.

For more more on Bellator NYC and Bellator 180, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie

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