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ESPN loudmouth Stephen A. Smith joins UFC 264 broadcast lineup

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UFC 264, featuring the lightweight trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, is likely to be the biggest (and most profitable) pay-per-view (PPV) event of the year.

That’s why UFC and broadcast partner ESPN are pulling out all the stops for “McGregor vs. Poirier 3,” going down this Sat. night (July 10, 2021) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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MASSIVE MIDDLEWEIGHT MATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Sydney, Australia, for the first time in five years on Sat., Sept. 9, 2023, with a 185-pound world title fight inside Qudos Bank Arena. In the ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight roost-ruler, Israel Adesanya, plans to silence No. 5-seeded contender, Sean Strickland. In UFC 293’s hard-hitting Heavyweight co-main event, No-6-ranked fan favorite, Tai Tuivasa, locks horns with towering Russian, Alexander Volkov (No. 8).

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Joining the UFC 264 broadcast team will be ESPN hosts Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman, who will accompany regular desk analysts Michael Eaves and Karyn Bryant alongside former UFC champions Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz.

That’s according to MMA Junkie.

As expected, the commentary table will feature the trio of Jon Anik, Joe Rogan, and Daniel Cormier. Free-wheeling UFC correspondents Megan Olivi and Lauro Sanko will handle the roving reporting while Bruce Buffer resumes his role as “veteran voice of the Octagon.”

This is why remotes have a mute button.

For much more on UFC 264: “Poirier vs. McGregor 3” be sure to check out our official UFC 264 news archive by clicking here. For the complete UFC 264 fight card and PPV lineup spread across Fight Pass, ESPN+, and ESPN click here.

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