MMA legend Renzo Gracie will join the announce team this Friday night at World Series of Fighting 20, the promotion announced recently.
The card, which airs on NBC Sports Network, features the second semifinal in the light heavyweight tournament, as David Branch meets Ronny Markes.
“It is an honor to be able to have an all-time great and member of MMA’s First Family like Renzo Gracie join the WSOF team and call our fights from cageside,” WSOF president Ray Sefo said. “The keen, technical insight that Renzo has the ability to provide should be a real treat for fans tuning into the NBCSN telecast, which is loaded with some of the world’s top martial arts fighting talent.”
Along with Branch-Markes, Lucas Montoya meets Ozzy Dugulubgov, Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor squares off with Emmanuel Walo and Steve Mocco is in action. Also, Nick Newell opens the main card beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Melvin Guillard was expected to face Dugulubgov in the co-main event, but WSOF officials removed him from the bout, according to a report by MMAjunkie.com.
The current lineup can be found below:
MAIN CARD (NBC Sports Network/9 p.m. ET)
WSOF Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
David Branch vs. Ronny Markes
Lightweight: Nick Newell vs. Joe Condon
Welterweight: Ben Fodor vs. Emmanuel Walo
Heavyweight: Steve Mocco vs. Juliano Coutinho
Lightweight: Lucas Montoya vs. Ozzy Dugulubgov
PRELIMINARY CARD (NBCSports.com/7 p.m. ET)
Islam Mamedov vs. Leon Davis
Max Bohanan vs. Andrew Osborne
Matt Secor vs. Chip Moraza-Pollard
Chris Foster vs. Saul Almeida
Darren Mima vs. Johnny Campbell
Brett Oteri vs. Steve Skrzat