UFC Fight Night 217 commentary team, broadcast plans set for first event of 2023

The UFC schedule for 2023 kicks off with UFC Fight Night 217 on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

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

Details of who will work as commentators and analysts for each event have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the situation, and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

UFC Fight Night 217 broadcast

The noted UFC Apex plays host to UFC Fight Night 217

The entire UFC Fight Night 217 card streams on ESPN+ for residents in the U.S.

The main card lineup is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET following prelims, which are slated to start at 4 p.m. ET.

UFC Fight Night 217 desk analysts

Julianna Peña

Veteran broadcaster Karyn Bryant serves as desk anchor and host. Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion [autotag]Julianna Peña[/autotag] and welterweight veteran [autotag]Michael Chiesa[/autotag] join her as analysts at the desk.

UFC Fight Night 217 roving reporter

Heidi Androl

UFC correspondent Heidi Androl will conduct pre-fight 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 Fight Night 217 octagon announcer

Joe Martinez

Noted octagon announcer Joe Martinez will take the reigns from Bruce Buffer. He’s set to introduce the fighters before battle.

UFC Fight Night 217 cageside commentators

Paul Felder

[autotag]Brendan Fitzgerald[/autotag] will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside. He will command play-play alongside former bantamweight champion [autotag]Dominick Cruz[/autotag] as well as retired lightweight contender [autotag]Paul Felder[/autotag], who serve as color commentators in the three-man booth.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 217.

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