Affliction just released that Frank Trigg and Jay Glazer will be working on the announcing team for the upcoming ‘Banned’ card on July 19th.

They will be joining former referee John McCarthy in the booth. It had been previously announced by The Fight Network that McCarthy and SHOWTIME play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo were going to handle the PPV broadcast chores. Today’s announcement would seem to indicate that Ranallo will not be involved after all:

“Affliction Banned” PPV July 19 in Anaheim

SIGNAL HILL, California (July 7, 2008) – “Affliction Banned,” the greatest MMA show of all-time, will feature an all-star broadcast team for its July 19th pay-per-view event, featuring the WAMMA heavyweight championship fight between the most lethal MMA heavyweight of all-time, Russian M1 superstar legend Fedor “The Last Emperor” Emelianenko (27-1), and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim “The Maine-iac” Sylvia (24-4), live from Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Veteran television sports reporter and announcer, Jay Glazer, will handle blow-by-blow action while MMA fighter Frank Trigg serves as color analyst. Former MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy joins Glazer and Trigg as a ringside commentator and to conduct interviews. Legendary Michael Buffer of “Let’s Get Ready To Rumble” fame will be the ring announcer.

Glazer is a senior writer for, sideline reporter for NFL® on Fox® since 2004, and was studio host with Trigg on FSN’s PRIDE® Fighting Championship show.

Trigg is a veteran fighter of several MMA organizations, including UFC® and PRIDE®, as well as color commentator and co-host of MMAWeekly and TAGG radio shows.

McCarthy, who has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, refereed 535 fights during his 14 years as an MMA referee. He started refereeing in the UFC’s® second show in 1994, retired this past December, and is recognized as an MMA ambassador all over the world.

Buffer, arguably the most recognizable ring announcer in the world, has announced many of boxing and wrestling’s greatest events for the past quarter-century.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

After brutal string of opponents, Angela Hill announces UFC release

  • 16 days ago

After fighting a terribly tough stretch of opponents, Angela Hill recently announced the UFC has released her from her contract.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Kimbo Slice to Return to Bellator MMA Opposite Dada 5000 in February Event

  • 18 days ago

During the Bellator 145 broadcast, Bellator President Scott Coker announced their next big tentpole event, and they have a wild pair of headlining fights set. In the main event, UFC and MMA legends K read news >>

Fedor Returns on Special Spike TV Early Morning Broadcast of New Year’s Eve Fight Card

  • 18 days ago

Spike TV is helping MMA fans ring out 2015 with a special late morning broadcast of the highly anticipated return of Fedor Emeliananko. read news >>

How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson

  • 19 days ago

International broadcast listings for UFC Fight Night: Belfort vs. Henderson read news >>

Alan 'The Talent' Belcher Retires

  • 19 days ago

Alan Belcher called it a career Friday, announcing his retirement from MMA after an 11-year journey which included 18 victories and nine knockouts. read news >>

Former UFC Contender Alan Belcher Announces Retirement

  • 19 days ago

Former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Friday. read news >>

Former UFC middleweight contender Alan Belcher announces retirement

  • 19 days ago

Out of action for the past two-and-a-half years, Alan Belcher today made it official: He’s officially retired.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

'UFC 193 Embedded' preview: Tyson, Wahlberg, Schwarzenegger on Rousey-Holm

  • 19 days ago

The UFC has released an extended video preview of “UFC 193 Embedded,” and it’s an A-list affair.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Latest batch of USADA testing: 23 tests, including a pair for Vitor Belfort

  • 19 days ago

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has released its latest round of drug testing numbers, and 14 fighters have taken part in the new testing process for the first time.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Longtime Bellator fighter Brett Cooper, 28, announces retirement

  • 20 days ago

Brett Cooper, who’s enjoyed a long run with Bellator, has apparently called it quits on his MMA career.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>