Josh Palmer and Kenny Florian Call ‘KASAI Pro 4’ Action
Broadcast duo will provide commentary and post-fight interviews from Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday November 10 live on Flograppling.com
October 10 – New York City, NY – KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (KASAI) today announces that Josh Palmer and Kenny Florian will team up when ‘KASAI Pro 4’ touches down in the heart of New York City on Saturday, November 10.
“We’re excited to have Josh and Kenny back on board for ‘KASAI Pro 4,’” said Rich Byrne, KASAI CEO. “Not only do they have experience calling fast-paced action and explaining the stories behind each fight, but they are both Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, which will really enhance the broadcast.”
Florian, a Jiu-Jitsu black belt and instructor who owns academies in Boston and Los Angeles, is no stranger to play-by-play. He was one of the first world-class MMA fighters to successfully transition to broadcasting, becoming a staple of FOX Sports’ analysis team after six years of fighting in the UFC. He has also provided color commentary for numerous UFC events.
“I’m a huge fan of high-level grappling and Jiu-Jitsu events such as KASAI,” said Florian. “I absolutely love the organization’s format and the elite professional competitors they’re bringing to each event. I am extremely excited to be calling the action for ‘KASAI Pro 4’.
Palmer, a brown belt, returns to KASAI for a fourth time, having called the last three ‘KASAI Pro’ events. He is also the voice of Europe’s leading MMA promotion Cage Warriors Fighting Championships. His coverage has appeared on a variety of sports media platforms including UFC FIGHT PASS, BT Sport and Sky Sports.
“I’m super excited to be voicing the action at ‘KASAI Pro 4’!”. The brand continues to build a fantastic production and this broadcast will be no exception. I think this is undoubtedly one of the most compelling featherweight brackets that grappling fans will have ever seen!”.
‘KASAI Pro 4’ will feature 3 superfights, and an eight-man no-gi World Featherweight Championship Tournament at 145lbs (65.77kg). The tournament competitors include Augusto Mendes, Ethan Crelinsten, Geo Martinez, Gianni Grippo, Paulo Miyao, John Calestine, Ashley Williams, and Bruno Frazatto. ‘KASAI Pro 4’ will also feature three explosive superfights. An aggressive Dante Leon will attempt to best the agile Matheus Lutes, two-time KASAI World Champion Renato Canuto will face the always exciting Edwin Najmi, and KASAI World Middleweight Champion Matheus Diniz will do battle with the ‘King’ Gordon Ryan.
Tickets for ‘KASAI Pro 4’ are currently on sale via Ticketmaster. The event will also air live on FloGrappling. For all the latest information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com.
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KASAI Elite Grappling Championships (“KASAI”) is Jiu-Jitsu’s premier competitive promotion, hosting amateur and professional live events featuring most talented male and female grapplers from around the world. Founded in 2016, the organization is committed to developing competitive Jiu-Jitsu’s public profile and showcasing the sport’s best talent. KASAI’s leadership includes professionals with extensive backgrounds in martial arts, live event production, and strategic investment. For more information, visit www.kasaigrappling.com, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.