Joe Rogan will return to the commentary booth for the first time since September for this Saturday’s UFC 281 event.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Rogan will call the action of this weekend’s event at Madison Square Garden with lead play-by-play voice Jon Anik and former two-division UFC champ Daniel Cormier. Rogan’s most recent broadcast appearance took place at the chaotic UFC 279 in September, which ended up being headlined by Nate Diaz’s submission win over Tony Ferguson.
Megan Olivi once again will be the roving journalist for the card. The main event will see Israel Adesanya defend the middleweight title against Alex Pereira.
Check out the full UFC 281 lineup below.
Main card (10 at p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira – middleweight title fight
Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili – strawweight title fight
Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Chandler
Frankie Edgar vs. Chris Gutierrez
Dan Hooker vs. Claudio Puelles
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS, ESPN+)
Brad Riddell vs. Renato Moicano
Dominick Reyes vs. Ryan Spann
Erin Blanchfield against Molly McCann
Wellington Turman vs. Andre Petroski
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Silvana Gomez Juarez
Michael Trizano vs. Seung Woo Choi
Matt Frevola vs. Ottman Azaitar
Montel Jackson vs. Julio Arce
Carlos Ulberg vs. Nicolae Negumereanu