Paul Felder replaces Joe Rogan and joins the UFC 283 broadcasting team in Brazil


The UFC 283 broadcast team is set for Saturday’s card in Brazil with a change to the usual pay-per-view lineup.

Joe Rogan, who doesn’t typically travel to international events, will sit out the UFC’s return to Brazil. UFC officials have confirmed that Paul Felder, a retired lightweight fighter will take over as the color commentator at the event.

MMA Junkie first reported the story about the broadcast team.

Felder will be joined by play-by-plan man Jon Anik and UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier as the full broadcast team in Brazil. Megan Olivia will be the live arena reporter.

The upcoming UFC 283 card will be headlined by a pair of title fights.

Glover Teixeira will battle Jamahal Hill for the vacant UFC light heavyweight title in the main event while Deiveson Figueiredo will take on Brandon Moreno for the fourth time with the UFC flyweight title going up for grabs.

The UFC 283 card will also feature what is expected to be the final fight of Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s legendary career with the former light heavyweight champion already announcing his planned retirement following his bout with Ihor Potieria

It will be the first UFC fight in Brazil since March 2020, when UFC held a card at an empty venue in Brasilia due to the global COVID -19 pandemic.