Bellator signs announcers Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo
Bellator announced today the signing of veteran play-by-play broadcasters Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo to “multi-event broadcast agreements.”
Goldberg, 52, is primarily known for his nearly two decades of work in the UFC. He along with then partner Joe Rogan, called many of the company’s most memorable pay-per-views, and left after UFC 207 in late 2016 after the company chose not to extend his contract.
Ranallo, 47, who is Canadian, worked with Coker previously in Strikeforce. Most recently, he worked in the WWE.
The pair start June 24 with the Bellator 180: Davis vs Bader and Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs Silva shows., although not necessarily as a team.
We won't be calling shows together but thanks! https://t.co/NaaAIApVzo
— Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) June 13, 2017
“Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier about them joining the Bellator family,” Bellator CEO Scott Coker said. “In addition to June 24, we look forward to working together to make future Spike broadcasts even more exciting for our fans as we add further depth to an already-exceptional broadcast team.”
Goldberg and Ranallo join the team of Jimmy Smith, Chael Sonnen and Jenn Brown.
“The addition of highly-regarded announcers Mauro and Mike to our fantastic lineup of broadcasters, and our first-rate production led by Scott Fishman, further demonstrates our commitment MMA fans and expanding the global Bellator brand,” added Spike senior vice president of sports and specials Jon Slusser.
Financial terms were not disclosed.