UFC 281 commentary team, broadcast plans set: Joe Rogan returns after two months

The ninth numbered UFC event of the year is rapidly approaching with UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

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 event have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the plans – and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

UFC 281 broadcast

Madison Square Garden

UFC 281’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.

Televised prelims on ESPNews start at 8 p.m. ET following early prelims, which are slated to begin at 6 p.m. ET and stream on ESPN+.

UFC 281 desk analysts

Anthony Smith

Broadcast veteran Brian Custer and UFC commentator [autotag]Jon Anik[/autotag] will share hosting duties on the post-fight show. They’ll be joined by retired UFC lightweight contender [autotag]Paul Felder[/autotag] and former UFC light heavyweight title challenger [autotag]Anthony Smith[/autotag], who serve as desk analysts.

Teddy Atlas will also join the post-fight show as an analyst.

UFC 281 roving reporter

Megan Olivi

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

UFC 281 octagon announcer

Bruce Buffer

The most famous octagon announcer will do his thing once again. Bruce Buffer will introduce the fighters before battle.

UFC 281 cageside commentators

Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside, and he will command play-by-play alongside color commentators [autotag]Joe Rogan[/autotag] and UFC Hall of Famer [autotag]Daniel Cormier[/autotag].

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 281.

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