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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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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

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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.