Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer has been confirmed as master of ceremonies for Probellum: Revolution at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday December 11.
Buffer is the latest high-profile addition to Probellum’s inaugural event, which includes a host of big-name fighters and two world title bouts.
Undoubtedly the most iconic MC in the world, Buffer’s glittering career has spanned over 30 years, with the American most famous for his “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…” catchphrase.
While he is most commonly linked to boxing Buffer, older brother of UFC announcer, Bruce, has also showcased his talents at other major sporting events, including Major League Baseball’s World Series, NFL play-off matches and Stanley Cup championships’.
As well as being named master of ceremonies for Fight Night at the Coca-Cola Arena, Buffer will also be in attendance when the fighters take part in a Public Workout at City Walk on Wednesday December 8.
After confirming his involvement at Probellum: Revolution, Buffer said: “It’s a real privilege to be a part of this history-making Probellum show and I’m very much looking forward to announcing at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai for the first time in my career.
“The event features some of the most talented boxers in the world, along with two world title fights, and I hope to see many fans in attendance for what promises to be a wonderful night of fight action.
“Probellum is already making big waves in the world of boxing on a global scale, and I’m delighted to be involved in its first show.”
Richard Schaefer, Probellum President, added: “To secure the services of Michael Buffer for our first event is a tremendous coup.
“Michael needs no introduction. He is undoubtedly one of the most famous voices in boxing, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Coca-Cola Arena on December 11.
“Our first event is one which will go down in history, with a fantastic card and a world-class venue. The addition of Michael helps us elevate the occasion to an even greater level.”
Over the years, Buffer has announced countless fights involving the biggest names in boxing, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez. He was the man on the microphone for September’s heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in London.
Buffer also has an extensive list of film and television credits to his name having appeared in titles such as Rocky V, Creed, Creed II, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, South Park, Entourage and American Idol.
Already confirmed for Probellum: Revolution are two world title fights, with the UK’s Sunny Edwards defending his IBF flyweight title against Filipino challenger Jayson Mama, while another Filipino, John Riel Casimero, puts his WBO bantamweight title on the line against Paul Butler, from the UK.
In addition, exciting talents such as Donnie Nietes and Jono Carroll will be performing on the night, while fans in attendance will also have an opportunity to watch two Emirati fighters in action with Sultan Al Nuaimi and Fahad Al Bloushi scheduled to compete.