UFC 264 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman on duty
The UFC season schedule continues this week with UFC 264 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Here are the details of who will be working as commentators and analysts for the event.
UFC 264 broadcast
UFC 264’s main card airs on pay-per-view/streams via ESPN+ pay-per-view for residents in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET. Televised prelims on ESPN start at 8 p.m. After the prelims you can stream the main card on ESPN+.
UFC 264 desk analysts
There are two analyst desks for the mega-event, with veteran broadcaster Michael Eaves set to anchor as the main commentator. He’ll be joined by former UFC champion Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz, as well as ESPN talking head and “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith.
Karyn Bryant will anchor the secondary desk, where she’ll be joined by veteran boxing analyst and “First Take” co-host Max Kellerman.
UFC 264 roving reporter
The promotion looks to double up on the backstage reporting of the event. Longtime UFC correspondents Megan Olivi and Lauro Sanko will cover the backstage media coverage, as both will conduct pre- and post-fight interviews.
They will interview athletes on the card as well as providing real time updates for the event.
UFC 264 octagon announcer
The all-time famous octagon announcer Bruce buffer will once again reprise his role as the voice of the octagon.
UFC 264 cage side commentators
Jon Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cage side, and he will commentate play-by-play action alongside color commentators Joe Rogan and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier, who returns to the booth after missing June’s UFC 263 event.