New MMA promotion World Series Of Fighting are gearing up for their first event next month which will be broadcast live on NBC Sports, and they’ve just announced another significant alteration to their broadcast team.
Former WEC commentator and current UFC Tonight host Todd Harris will now join Bas Rutten in the broadcast booth for the show on November 3rd which will be headlined by a heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski and Devin Cole.
This is the third time that WSOF have altered the commentary team for the event, after originally planning a trio of Michael Schiavello, Bas Rutten and WWE star Kurt Angle.
After that initial announcement Angle was quickly withdrawn due to his contractual obligations to WWE and Renzo Gracie was announced as his replacement.
If that line-up had gone ahead it would have been three colorful, animated characters all vying for airtime which seemed a bold move by the promotion, but they’ve now admitted that after consolation with NBC Sports it was decided that it would be better to go with just a two-man booth.
This seems like a more sensible line-up, with Harris having proven to be a reliable ‘straight man’ during his time on the WEC, while Rutten will add plenty of enthusiasm and energy to his color-commentator role.