UFC 259 Commentators & Analysts Revealed
The UFC 259 broadcast plans have been revealed.
UFC 259 is set to take place this Saturday night, March 6. The event will be broadcast live on pay-per-view with the main card at 10 p.m. ET. Fans hoping to catch the preliminary action can do so beginning with the early prelims on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET. The prelims will continue on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET.
MMAJunkie.com is reporting that UFC 259 will feature a three-man commentary team. Jon Anik will serve as the play-by-play announcer. Joe Rogan and former UFC “Champ-Champ” Daniel Cormier will be providing color commentary.
Bruce Buffer will be the Octagon announcer. Megan Olivi will conduct backstage interviews as well as additional reporting. On desk duties for the post-fight show will be Michael Eaves, Chael Sonnen, and Paul Felder.
Take a look at the UFC 259 card. Be sure to join FIGHT SPORTS on March 5 for live weigh-in results.
Main Card (PPV, 10 p.m. ET)
Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Israel Adesanya
Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Megan Anderson
Petr Yan (c) vs. Aljamain Sterling
Islam Makhachev vs. Drew Dober
Thiago Santos vs. Aleksandar Rakic
Prelims (ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET)
Dominick Cruz vs. Casey Kenney
Song Yadong vs. Kyler Phillips
Joseph Benavidez vs. Askar Askarov
Rogério Bontorin vs. Kai Kara-France
Early Prelims (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass, 6 p.m. ET)
Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Carlos Ulberg
Sean Brady vs. Jake Matthews
Lívia Renata Souza vs. Amanda Lemos
Uros Medic vs. Aalon Cruz
Mario Bautista vs. Trevin Jones