Joe Rogan set to miss UFC 266 due to hunting trip, Paul Felder replaces him in comment booth
The UFC 266 broadcast team has been geared up for this weekend’s showcase event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – with longtime commentator Joe Rogan poised to miss his second event in a row to the card in the comments booth.
Joe Rogan, who handled pay-per-view events in the United States this year in a three-way stand, missed UFC 265 last month in Houston, Texas due to scheduling conflicts, and is expected to be substituted in the booth this weekend by former UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder as he attends a hunting trip according to a report by addicted to mma.
According to the initial report, Felder will join the game’s staple Jon Anik in a three-way commentary alongside former undisputed UFC heavyweight and light champion Daniel Cormier.
The above, Anik will also take care of post-fight office duties as part of a trio that includes former three-time title challenger, Chael Sonnen, as well as former Strikeforce lightweight champion and former fighter. of UFC lightweight titles, Gilbert Melendez.
Returning as the traveling reporter for this weekend’s event, longtime correspondent Megan Olivi follows a UFC Vegas 37 appearance by Heidi Androl, where she will handle pre-fight and post-fight interviews with competing fighters as well as live updates throughout the night in ‘The City of Sin’.
Iconic UFC Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer returns to service at UFC 266 after UFC Vegas 37 last weekend where former WEC announcer Joe Martinez hosted the event.
Take main event status at UFC 266; an eye-catching undisputed featherweight title fight between defending champion Alexander Volkanovski and No.1 ranked contender Brian Ortega.
As part of a double championship program on the à la carte showcase, a showcase for the flyweight title between the dominant champion, Valentina Shevchenko, and the challenger, the former top bantamweight of Invicta FC, Lauren Murphy.
Also noteworthy on the card, former UFC welterweight title challenger, veteran fan favorite Nick Diaz makes his long-awaited return to the Octagon for the first time since January 2015 as he faces former undisputed welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in a 17-year rematch after their first fight, in a five-round clash.