In 2015, Mauro Ranallo made history as the only sports broadcaster ever to call every major combat sport on national television: Boxing, Kickboxing, MMA, and Professional Wrestling.
Since 2007, Mauro Ranallo has been a part of the CBS Broadcasting family as Lead Announcer for the Strikeforce MMA promotion, and in 2012, was chosen as the play-by-play announcer for Championship Boxing on Showtime. The next year, Mauro’s wit and booming voice earned him the Boxing Announcer of the Year Award from Yahoo sports.
During that time he also traveled the globe calling the action for Glory, the preeminent kickboxing organization shown in 100+ countries.
He has called some of the biggest fights in women’s MMA on Showtime and for InvictaFC, the first all female MMA promotion.
In January of 2015, he went back to his professional wrestling roots by helping launch NJPW on AXS TV. Mauro gained critical acclaim for bringing this hardcore sports style to North American television screens for the first time ever with many saying it was the best wrestling commentary ever laid to tape.
Prior to joining Showtime, Mauro was the voice of the legendary Pride Fighting Championships making frequent trips to Japan for the PPV spectacles.
Before leaving his native Canada in 2012 he spent six years in Toronto where he hosted Canada’s first TV show dedicated to MMA while hosting a daily combat sports radio show.
In 1999, Ranallo realized a childhood dream by becoming the voice of Stampede Wrestling in Calgary.
From 1991 to 1997 he was full time TV and radio personality in his hometown and moonlighted as a nightclub DJ.
His professional career began in 1986, at the age of 16, when discovered by All Star Wrestling in Vancouver. For the next three years he became a weekly presence on nationwide television as a heel manager and commentator.
A natural on camera, Mauro honed his craft in his hometown of Abbotsford, British Columbia covering various sports including Junior Hockey and High School Football.
Mauro now lives in Los Angeles, California where he is a social advocate for Mental Health, an avid hiker and voice artist for commercials, books and film.