Joe Rogan is set to make his return to the broadcast team for UFC 290, where two title fights will headline the event during the latest International Fight Week. Although his comeback was not entirely unexpected, Rogan had sat out UFC 289 in June, which took place in Canada and marked Amanda Nunes’ final fight before announcing her retirement.
In the past, Rogan had stopped traveling internationally for UFC pay-per-views, but he typically made an exception for events held in Canada. However, he did not attend the recent Canadian event. Nevertheless, fans can look forward to seeing him back in action for UFC 290, which features the featherweight main event between Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez, as well as the co-main event where Brandon Moreno defends his flyweight title against Alexandre Pantoja.
Rogan will be joined by UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier and UFC play-by-play commentator Jon Anik to provide commentary for the fights. Megan Olivi will serve as the in-arena reporter for the evening. The UFC officials have confirmed this broadcast team, as reported by MMA Hook on Tuesday.
While the broadcast team has been finalized, the fight card itself has experienced several changes in recent days. Jack Della Maddalena has a new opponent in Josiah Harrell after Sean Brady withdrew from their bout due to injury. Additionally, Bo Nickal, a highly regarded prospect, had to find a replacement opponent when Tresean Gore suffered an injury, resulting in Val Woodburn stepping in on short notice to face Nickal on Saturday.
The action-packed UFC 290 event begins with the preliminary card at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the pay-per-view broadcast at 10 p.m. ET.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290 commentary
Q: Who will be part of the commentary team for UFC 290?
A: The commentary team for UFC 290 will include Joe Rogan, alongside Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik.
Q: Did Joe Rogan miss any recent UFC events?
A: Yes, Joe Rogan did not participate in UFC 289, which took place in Canada and marked Amanda Nunes’ final fight before retirement.
Q: What are the main events at UFC 290?
A: The featherweight main event features Alexander Volkanovski against Yair Rodriguez, and the co-main event showcases Brandon Moreno defending his flyweight title against Alexandre Pantoja.
Q: Will there be any changes to the fight card for UFC 290?
A: Yes, there have been changes to the fight card. Jack Della Maddalena has a new opponent in Josiah Harrell, and Bo Nickal will face Val Woodburn after Tresean Gore’s injury prevented him from competing.
Q: When does UFC 290 take place?
A: UFC 290 starts with the preliminary card at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the pay-per-view broadcast at 10 p.m. ET.