Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market this weekend (Sat., Jan 22, 2022) with the UFC 270: “Ngannou vs. Gane” mixed martial arts (MMA) event, featuring two championship title fights on the main card from Anaheim, Calif.
MMA Fighting revealed who would be the leading the broadcast team, and the band is back together once again as long-time color commentator Joe Rogan will join Daniel Cormier alongside play-by-play man, Jon Anik.
While Rogan was absent for several events in 2021 — taking a break from July to November — this will mark the third straight PPV event that he has been tasked to call. As usual, Megan Olivi will be tasked with cageside and backstage reporting, and UFC Middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former Light Heavyweight title contender, Anthony Smith, will serve as analysts for the pre- and post-event shows.
UFC 270 will feature two title fights with the main event pitting former training partners against each other as Heavyweight kingpin, Francis Ngannou, battles current interim champion, Ciryl Gane. In the co-main event, Brandon Moreno will defend his Flyweight title against Deiveson Figueiredo, the man he took the belt from seven months ago.
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