Familiar names, including a prominent sports figure, will grace the UFC 291 commentary team.
MMA Hook sources have confirmed the return of Joe Rogan to the color commentary role for the second instance in this month. Jon Anik and ex-two-division champion Daniel Cormier will be his cohorts.
Furthermore, Chael Sonnen is also making a comeback to the commentary team for the first time since UFC 272 in March 2022, a scoop first dropped by ESPN’s Charlie Moynihan on Twitter last week.
The news was initially reported by MMA Junkie.
The main event features a rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, fighting for the vacant BMF title. As revealed by Dana White, the title will be awarded by former BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal.
After reportedly pleading no contest to a single misdemeanor charge for disturbing the peace following a felony charge of battery by strangulation and 10 additional misdemeanor battery charges from an alleged assault in December 2021, Sonnen will return to the analyst desk. He’ll be joining Michael Eaves, Anthony Smith, and Din Thomas.
Megan Olivi is set to continue her role as a roving reporter for this Saturday’s monumental event in Salt Lake City.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 291 commentary team
Q: Who are the members of the UFC 291 commentary team?
A: The UFC 291 commentary team includes Joe Rogan, Chael Sonnen, Jon Anik, and former two-division champion Daniel Cormier, among others.
Q: When did Joe Rogan last appear as a color commentator?
A: Joe Rogan will be returning to color commentary for the second time this month in UFC 291.
Q: What is the main event for UFC 291?
A: The main event features a rematch between Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje, who will be competing for the vacant BMF title.
Q: What role will Chael Sonnen have on the broadcast team?
A: Chael Sonnen will be rejoining the broadcast team as an analyst after his last appearance at UFC 272 in March 2022.
Q: Are there any other notable personalities on the broadcast team?
A: Yes, desk host Michael Eaves, along with analysts Anthony Smith and Din Thomas, will also be part of the UFC 291 broadcast team.
Q: Who will be the roving reporter for the event?
A: Megan Olivi will reprise her role as the roving reporter for the blockbuster UFC 291 event in Salt Lake City.
More about UFC 291 commentary team
- [MMA Hook](link to the source)
- [ESPN](link to the source)
- [MMA Junkie](link to the source)
- [Dana White’s Statement](link to the source)