Fans are gearing up for UFC 289 on Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver. Some marquee on-air talent will be there to help guide viewers through the experience.
Details of who will be working as commentators and analysts for the have been reported by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the plans. The scheduled broadcast team is below:
UFC 289’s main card airs on pay-per-view/streams via ESPN+ pay-per-view for residents in the U.S. beginning at 10 p.m. ET.
Televised prelims on ESPN start at 8 p.m. ET following early prelims, which are slated to begin at 7 p.m. ET and stream on ESPN+.
Longtime UFC correspondent Megan Olivi will conduct pre- and post-fight interviews backstage with some of the athletes on the UFC 289 card, as well as report additional real-time updates for the event.
The most famous octagon announcer will do his thing once again at UFC 289. Bruce Buffer will introduce the fighters before battle.
Jon Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside, and he will command play-by-play alongside color commentators, former two-division UFC champion and UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier, as well as Paul Felder.
Felder, a retired lightweight contender, will take Joe Rogan’s typical spot on the pay-per-view commentary team. Rogan has frequently skipped numbered events outside of the U.S. over the past decade due to his busy schedule of podcasting, standup commentary and other obligations.
Din Thomas will also join the booth throughout the event as coach-analyst.