Bellator 290 commentary team, broadcast plans set for CBS debut

LOS ANGELES – Bellator will air on CBS for the first time Saturday as “The Last Emperor” embarks on his last ride.

In the Bellator 290 main event, all-time heavyweight great Fedor Emelianenko (40-6 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) challenges champion Ryan Bader (30-7 MMA, 8-2 BMMA). The co-main event features middleweight champion Johnny Eblen (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA), as he defends his title against Anatoly Tokov (31-3 MMA, 7-0 BMMA). Opening up the three-fight main card will be exciting welterweight strikers Sabah Homasi (17-10 MMA, 6-4 BMMA) and Brennan Ward (16-6 MMA, 11-6 BMMA).

Details of who will work as commentators and analysts for each event have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a promotion official, and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

Bellator 290 broadcast

Bellator 290 takes place at Kia Forum with the main card on CBS after prelims on MMA Junkie for U.S. residents.

The main card lineup is scheduled for 9 p.m. ET following prelims, which are slated to start at 6 p.m. ET.

Bellator 290 desk analysts

CBS Sports Network’s Amanda Guerra serves as desk anchor and host, as she’s joined by UFC, Strikeforce, and Bellator alumnus [autotag]Josh Thomson[/autotag].

Bellator 290 cage announcer

Michael C. Williams

No surprises here. Michael C. Williams will introduce the combatants before the Bellator 290 fights.

Bellator 290 cageside commentators

Veteran combat sports play-by-play man Mauro Ranallo will call the action, with former referee “Big” John McCarthy providing color commentary.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 290.

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