Ron Kruck, a reporter for AXS TV’s Inside MMA, will replace Mauro Ranallo Saturday at Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine. MMAjunkie.com first reported the switch at the announce table.
Ranallo is tending to his sick parents, leaving him unable to make the card. Kruck will handle Ranallo’s typical play-by-play duties, joining Frank Shamrock and Pat Miletich at the booth.
Kruck has served as a commentator on several AXS TV regional MMA events. This marks the final Strikeforce card, as the promotion is folding after Saturday.