UFC 296 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Lead PPV team with Joe Rogan closes 2023

The 14th and final numbered UFC event of the year is rapidly approaching with UFC 296 on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there to help guide viewers through the experience.

Details of who will be working as commentators and analysts for the show have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the plans – and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

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UFC 296 broadcast

T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena

UFC 296’s main card airs on pay-per-view/streams via ESPN+ pay-per-view for residents in the U.S. beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

The preliminary-card lineup is slated to begin at 8 p.m. ET and airs on ESPN2/streams on ESPN+, following early prelims, which begin at 6 p.m. ET and stream on ESPN+.

UFC 296 weigh-in show

Dan Hellie will host the official UFC 296 weigh-in show on Friday at 9 a.m. ET.

He’ll be joined by Laura Sanko, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier.

UFC 296 desk analysts

Desk analysts for UFC 296 will be announced shortly.

UFC 296 roving reporter

Megan Olivi
Megan Olivi

Longtime UFC correspondent Megan Olivi will conduct pre- and post-fight interviews backstage with some of the athletes on the UFC 296 card, as well as report additional real-time updates for the event.

UFC 296 octagon announcer

Bruce Buffer
Bruce Buffer

The most famous octagon announcer in history will do his thing once again at UFC 296. The legendary Bruce Buffer will introduce the fighters before battle.

UFC 296 cageside commentators

Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier
Jon Anik, Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier

Jon Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside.

He will command play-by-play alongside color commentators, former two-division champion Cormier and Joe Rogan.

Din Thomas will also occasionally join the booth throughout the broadcast as the coach-analyst for the event.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 296.

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