KASAI Names Bobby Cruise Official Announcer

23-year industry veteran makes official fighter introductions at ‘KASAI Pro’ in Brooklyn, New York, December 9.


November 20, 2017 – New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) has appointed Bobby Cruise as its official announcer.

A live events specialist for 23 years, best known for announcing television tapings, pay-per-views and live events for professional wrestling organization Ring of Honor, Cruise (@realbobbycruise) begins his new role at ‘KASAI Pro,’ making official fighter introductions from the Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York on December 9.


“I’m very excited to join KASAI ahead of the organization’s inaugural professional event,” said Cruise. “I can’t wait to bring my skillset to the martial arts realm and give these world-class athletes the introductions they deserve.”


Massachusetts resident Cruise has called events around the world, including the United States, Canada, England and Japan. In that time, he’s introduced decorated athletes and professional entertainers spanning CM Punk, Seth Rollins, The Bullet Club and current WWE Champion AJ Styles.

‘KASAI Pro’ is headlined by an openweight superfight pitting ADCC 88kg (194lbs) champion Gordon Ryan against 99kg (218lbs) champion Yuri Simões. Other names confirmed for the event’s championship tournament include Garry Tonon, Mansher Khera, Gianni Grippo, Celso Vinicius, AJ Agazarm, ‘Junny’ Ocasio, Enrico Cocco and Renato Canuto.

Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro’ are available online at kasai.ticketleap.com/kasai. Viewers can also watch ‘KASAI Pro’ live on FloGrappling.com, available online, Roku or Apple TV 4.

For the latest information on KASAI events, please visit www.kasaigrappling.com.


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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) is New York City’s premier competitive professional and amateur Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) promotion, committed to hosting amateur and professional live events featuring the most talented male and female grapplers from around the globe. Founded in 2016, KASAI’s organization includes well-renowned names from the worlds of martial arts, media production and business finance who are committed to developing the sport’s public profile and amplifying the brand of BJJ’s greatest competitors.

For more information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com, or KASAI’s FacebookTwitter and Instagram social media channels.


Contact Information

Aidan O’Connor, PR Manager, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships

Ken Gelman, COO, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships