Sean Wheelock

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Sean Wheelock
Shawnee, Kansas, United States
Other namesThe Big Wheel
OccupationSports broadcaster:
Soccer, Commissioner of Kansas Athletic Commission

Sean Wheelock (born 1974) is a mixed martial arts and soccer commentator based in Shawnee, Kansas. He served as the commentator for the M-1 Challenge[1] and served as the play-by-play television commentator for Bellator Fighting Championships from April 2010 until July 2015.[2] He also reports on the CONCACAF region of football for the BBC World Service.[3] In 2013, he became a commentator for FC Kansas City.[4]

He features regularly on The World Football Phone-In, which airs weekly as part of "Up All Night" on BBC Radio 5, with the nickname "The Big Wheel". In the past he has worked as a commentator for XM Radio at the 2006 World Cup,[5] as well as for ESPN and Fox Soccer Channel.

On January 24, 2009, Wheelock served as the play-by-play commentator for the pay-per-view broadcast of Affliction M-1 Global Day of Reckoning.

On July 19, 2012, Wheelock appeared as a guest announcer on TNA Impact Wrestling.

On July 1, 2015, Wheelock was appointed as a Commissioner of Kansas Athletic Commission by Kansas Governor Sam Brownback.

Wheelock collaborated with Art Davie to write a non-fiction book,[6] Is This Legal?: The Inside Story of The First UFC From the Man Who Created It, which was published by Ascend Books on July 1, 2014.


  1. ^ "M-1 global boadcaster Sean Wheelock on Saturdays MMA Gospel radio show". Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  2. ^ Raimondi, Marc (2015-09-23). "Sean Wheelock says Spike TV, not Scott Coker, made choice to not renew his Bellator deal". Retrieved 2015-09-23.
  3. ^ "Can football be India's next big thing?". BBC World Service. 30 April 2010. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  4. ^ "FC KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PARTNERS". FC Kansas City. April 15, 2013. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  5. ^ Williams, Jim (13 June 2006). "Jim Williams: Johnson highlights XM's Cup coverage". The Washington Examiner. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  6. ^ "Is This Legal?". Ascend Books.

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