Bellator’s Showtime era will begin without longtime play-by-play commentator Mike Goldberg. Bellator president Scott Coker announced that the promotion is moving on from Goldberg, who is to be replaced by Mauro Ranallo.
“[Goldberg] has been a voice of MMA for such a long time,” said Coker, thanking him for his tenure.
Prior to his Bellator stint, he – along with Joe Rogan – were the marquee voices of the UFC; calling some of the organization’s most memorable moments and events, including the first UFC event held in New York City (UFC 205).
While fans will always have a soft spot for “Goldie,” Ranallo will provide a much-needed spark to Bellator’s events.