Bellator announces famous PRIDE announcer for Bellator: Dynamite 1

September 11, 2015

Bellator MMA teased the addition of a legendary MMA figure to the Bellator: Dynamite 1 event a few weeks back. Yesterday, they announced the addition of former PRIDE announcer and MMA legend Lenne Hardt via the apropos usage of SoundCloud.

Bellator: Dynamite 1 is scheduled to take place on September 19th from SAP Center in San Jose, CA and will feature the LHW title bout between Tito Ortiz vs Liam McGeary as the main event.  Bellator: Dynamite 1 will also hold a one-night Four Man LHW Tournament in addition to Glory kickboxing bouts in a unique ring plus cage arena setup announced for the event.


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This is not the first time Scott Coker has paid homage to his Japanese roots.  Back in 2011-2012, just before Strikeforce was sold to Zuffa, Coker and match-maker Rich Chou were the composers of the now famed Strikeforce HW GP, which included HW fighters such as Fedor, Daniel Cormier, Josh Barnett, Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, Sergei Kharitonov, Antonio Silva, Andrei Arlovski, and Brett Rogers.

Also planned for the event was the addition of Lenne Hardt, but scheduling conflicts prevented Scott Coker and Lenne Hardt to come to an agreement. Bellator: Dynamite 1 is the second chance Coker and Hardt had been looking for since their first failed attempt back in the Strikeforce era.

6 Responses to “Bellator announces famous PRIDE announcer for Bellator: Dynamite 1”

  1. JF on September 11th, 2015 1:26 PM


  2. Logical on September 11th, 2015 5:02 PM

    Crazy PRIDE Screaming Lady = LEGEND!

    Anyone who doesn’t know who Lenne Hardt is means you are probably a retarded UFC fanboy (go put on your tapout shirt, quick! and then shoot yourself), she is going to be an amazing addition and a throwback to the glory days of MMA.

  3. joe on September 12th, 2015 7:56 AM


    This is great. Bellator knows how to put on a show. Hopefully the fighters provide some entertainment

  4. JF on September 12th, 2015 1:50 PM

    @ Logical

    THIS is how you show up for a fight:

  5. JF on September 12th, 2015 1:51 PM

    Actually this version is better quality :

  6. tops E on September 12th, 2015 6:32 PM

    Pride’s back

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