Commentary teams set for UFC Fight Island triple-header

By Tom Taylor - January 13, 2021

The commentary teams for the UFC’s upcoming three-event stint on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi have been made official.

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The UFC is set to promote three events on Fight Island starting this weekend. The first will be UFC Fight Island 7, headlined by a featherweight fight between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar, on Saturday, January 16. Next up will be UFC Fight Island 8, headlined by a welterweight clash between Neil Magny and Michael Chiesa, on Wednesday, January 20. The fun will conclude on Saturday, January 23 with the stacked UFC 257 pay-per-view, headlined by a lightweight clash between top-5 contenders Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

Suffice it to say that it’s going to be a busy week for the UFC—and that includes its commentators and analysts.

See the commentary teams for these three events below (via MMA Junkie):

UFC Fight Island 7: Holloway vs. Kattar – 12:00 pm ET on ESPN+, ABC

  • Cageside commentators: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Dan Hardy
  • Desk analysts: John Gooden, Paul Felder and Hardy
  • Octagon announcer: Bruce Buffer

UFC Fight Island 8: Chiesa vs. Magny – 9:00 am ET on ESPN

  • Cageside commentators: John Gooden, Paul Felder and Dan Hardy
  • Desk analysts: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Hardy
  • Octagon announcer: Bruce Buffer

UFC 257 – 7:00 pm ET on ESPN+, ESPN, pay-per-view

  • Cageside commentators: Jon Anik, Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder
  • Desk analysts: TBD
  • Octagon announcer: Bruce Buffer

Some fans may be disappointed to see that Joe Rogan will not be on duty for any of these Fight Island cards, but that’s because the long-time UFC commentator no longer works on events outside North America.

What do you think of the broadcast teams for the next three UFC cards on the calendar?


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