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M-1’s Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith to announce Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning”

There will be a new announce team for Affliction’sDay of Reckoning” pay-per-view event, which is scheduled for Jan. 24 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. Calling the shots this time around will be Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith, who currently serve as the announce team for the M-1 Challenge, which can be seen every Friday in the United States on HDNet. learned of the news while interviewing M-1 Challenge officials regarding an upcoming feature on Wheelock and Smith that will be debuting on Monday.

Wheelock and Smith have already called one Affliction event, as the two handled broadcast chores for the International version of “Banned” on July 19. Both Wheelock and Smith are contracted to M-1 and will be working for Affliction Entertainment as a part of the partnership that exists between both groups.

Wheelock is a veteran broadcast of 13 years and has worked for both ESPN and Fox Sports Net as a play-by-play announcer covering soccer and boxing. He also works for BBC Radio in the UK, where he co-hosts a weekly show dedicated to soccer.

Smith is a competitive martial artist with a 6-1 record as a welterweight. He began to work in broadcasting a year and a half ago and in addition to working for M-1, he also co-hosts the martial arts documentary series “Fight Quest” on the Discovery Channel.

“Day of Reckoning” will be distributed by Showtime Pay-Per-View and will feature WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko defending his title vs. former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.

  • steve says:

    Fight Quest was a good show

  • Mk says:

    I’m not going to miss Jay Glazer calling the action.

  • Simon Cason says:

    Exactly…Glazer and BJM both were as bad as someone scrapping fingernail’s over chalkboard. They should both stick to what they’re good at…Breaking news, and Ref’ing MMA matches. Jimmy and Jason are compatable so far while doing M1, not great but deff. not the worst. I’m just waiting for someone to pick up John Anik and use him for either color or in-ring interviews. Anik is really good and should go to either WEC or the UFC could use someone less spastic with the in-ring duties. I think Joe Rogan is great, but lately he seems to be hesitant as to what to ask the winners after the fights.

  • Simon Cason says:

    Edit that, meant to say Sean and Jimmy

  • Frank says:

    Sounds good. I’ve been watching the M1 Challenge (good show, good fights btw) and Sean and Jimmy have quietly been becoming one of the best broadcast teams in the business. Props to Affliction for realizing this as well, because IMO they are better than Glazer, BJM, Bill Golberg, Mauro, Kenny Rice, or Bas Rutten.

  • matthew says:

    just saw day of reckoning jimmi did a gd job at commintating so did tito gd event


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