It has been announced that former PRIDE play-by-play announcer Mauro Ranallo has been signed to commentate for the newly formed Hardcore Championship Fighting.
“I have worked with Mauro for the past 8 years. Having him head up our broadcast team guarantees our spot amongst the world’s elite productions,” said HCF CEO Keith Crawford. “There really isn’t anything he can’t do when it comes to announcing.”
It has been a busy year for Ranallo. In August he signed with ‘The Fight Network’ and he will be the network’s lead news anchor for a Sportscenter-type of show which will start later this year. Then in early November it was announced that Ranallo resigned from Pride Fighting Championships due to difficulties he had with the American producer, Jerry Millen.
APEX Entertainment Group (APEX) and Championship Fighting Series (CFS) has announced that they have joined forces to created one of Canada’s largest MMA organizations; Hardcore Championship Fighting (HCF).
They companies has also announced that their new organization will be featured on The Score television network starting November 15th, 2006. The Score will feature fifty-two unique episodes a year of live MMA action.
The first five episodes will feature fights from APEX: A Night of Champions which took place October 14th.