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Midnight Mania! Joe Rogan will not commentate UFC 289, position covered by Paul Felder

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This weekend (Sat. June 10, 2023), UFC will venture north to Vancouver, British Columbia for UFC 289, the year’s seventh pay-per-view (PPV) offering. Though it remains headlined by a women’s Bantamweight title fight pitting Amanda Nunes against Irene Aldana, the card has been battered by injuries and cancellations for weeks.

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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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Now, a report from MMA Junkie has detailed the full broadcast team, a crew which does not include podcasting legend Joe Rogan. “Our generation’s Larry King” does not typically commentate on international events, but seeing as Vancouver isn’t much further from Austin than other locations in the states, some fans were hoping he would still work the night.

Filling in for Rogan will be “The Irish Dragon” Paul Felder. Rounding out the cage side commentary team will be former double champion Daniel Cormier as the second color commentator, while Jon Anik will be in his usual lead position. In addition, Megan Olivi will fulfill the roving reporter role, and Bruce Buffer will be 360’ing his way around the Octagon.

See the rest of the UFC 289 fight card and PPV lineup right here.


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