Mauro Ranallo Joins Broadcast Team For Rizin FF 5
Mauro Ranallo’s next gig is set. It was announced on Friday that the WWE announcer will return to MMA to call Rizin FF 5 alongside Frank Shamrock. The event takes place on Sunday at Yokohama Arena in Japan; it streams live on FITE TV.
Ranallo is making his first public appearance since his absence from WWE television started in March. Ranallo has reportedly stepped away due to tensions between himself and JBL after the latter bullied him and, from recent reports, will not be returning to WWE TV.
“I believe it’s destiny that I find myself back in Japan at this time,” Ranallo said in a statement, “and I can’t wait to call the action in front of the sport’s most knowledgeable audience.”
The full lineup for the show is:
Anthony Birchak vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Amir Aliakbari vs. Geronimo dos Santos
Kyoji Horiguchi vs. Yuki Motoya
Rena Kubota vs. Dora Perjes
Francesco Ghigliotti vs. Tenshin Nasukawa
Heath Herring vs. Satoshi Ishii
Jazzy Gabbert vs. Reina Miura
Daron Cruickshank vs. Yusuke Yachi
Saori Ishioka vs. Bestare Kicaj
Kanna Asakura vs. Aleksandra Toncheva
Seiichiro Ito vs. Kizaemon Saiga