Bellator MMA continued to tweak its product under new President Scott Coker this week.

Yesterday, it was revealed that the promotion broke up its broadcast team of the past five years, as they bid adieu to play-by-play commentator Sean Wheelock.

The news was broke first by the Awful Announcing blog.

Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith, Wheelock’s longtime partner behind the microphone, expressed sadness via his Twitter account:

Wheelock was also offered a fond farewell by Bellator middleweight Douglas Lima:

In addition to his work with Bellator, Wheelock helped provide commentary for PRIDE and M-1. Outside of the MMA world, he served as a play-by-play commentator for Major League Soccer’s FC Kansas City. He is also co-author of Art Davie’s book about the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Is This Legal?, reviewed here at Caged Insider.

Wheelock’s replacement was named yesterday as well: Sean Grande, mostly known for his play by play work for the Boston Celtics.