UFC Fight Night 201 broadcast plans set: Rare commentary trio takes the booth

The UFC schedule continues this week with UFC Fight Night 201 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 201 broadcast

The noted UFC Apex plays host to UFC Fight Night 201

The entire UFC Fight Night 201 lineup streams on ESPN+ for residents in the U.S.

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

UFC Fight Night 201 desk analysts

Alan Jouban

Veteran broadcaster Dan Hellie serves as desk host with noted MMA coach Din Thomas and retired welterweight veteran Alan Jouban set to join him as analysts.

UFC Fight Night 201 roving reporter

Laura Sanko

UFC correspondent Laura Sanko 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 Fight Night 201 octagon announcer

Joe Martinez

Noted octagon announcer Joe Martinez will take the reins from Bruce Buffer for the first time this year as he’s set to introduce the fighters before battle.

UFC Fight Night 201 cageside commentators

Jon Anik will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside, as he will command play-play alongside former UFC/WEC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and retired lightweight contender Paul Felder, who serves as color commentators in the three-man booth.

The trio of Anik, Cruz, and Felder haven’t appeared together cageside since September 2020.

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