Sean Wheelock, former Bellator commentator, will be appearing for the first time in the Titan FC broadcast booth this coming December.
It has been reported that Wheelock will be filling in for Tony Luftman for good at Titan FC 36 which will be held in Kansas City this coming December 18th. The event will be aired on UFC Fight Pass as agreed on the organization’s streaming agreement with the UFC’s digital network.
This gig could open some permanent positions for Wheelock, who will be with Firas Zahabi, a veteran MMA trainer, to lead the event.
“Sean Wheelock will be starting with a trial at Titan FC 36 on Dec. 18 on UFC Fight Pass. If all goes well, I look forward to it becoming a longterm deal,” Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson said.
Titan FC 36 will be featuring title challenger MMA fighter Pedro Nobre, who has a record of 17-1-2, going up against former UFC fighter and current flyweight champ Tim Elliott. Elliott has a current record of 12-6-1 and made his first title defense fight win over Felipe Efrain through submission.
Wheelock started in Bellator back in 2010 after his gigs with M-1 Challenge where he first worked with Smith. He also had some gigs with PRIDE and Affliction as well. Wheelock’s work with Bellator was steady up until last June, where the promotion announced that he will be replaced by Sean Grande.
Aside from being a commentator in the MMA, Wheelock was also a veteran soccer commentator as well. He co-wrote “Is This Legal?: The Inside Story of The First UFC From the Man Who Created It” with Art Davie, who is a UFC creator. Wheelock was actually well-loved by the MMA fans; every time there is a big event in Bellator, his voice would definitely be there. He continued working with Bellator for its second season, which was seen on MTV2 just before Bellator’s move to current home network, Spike.