The upcoming UFC 284 pay-per-view will have a different broadcast team than usual with both Joe Rogan and Daniel Cormier sitting out the card in Perth, Australia.
UFC Hall of Famer Michael Bisping and ex-bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will instead call the fights alongside play-by-play man Jon Anik on Saturday. Megan Olivi will serve as the onsite reporter.
UFC officials confirmed the broadcast lineup to MMA Fighting on Tuesday.
The usual pay-per view team of three includes Anik, Rogan, and Cormier. However, international cards can often require changes due to long travel plans or other factors.
*Rogan has stopped travelling to international events many years ago and appears mainly on North American television broadcasts.
Bisping has called pay-per-view cards in the past including UFC 275 this past June, when he stepped in for Rogan during another international event taking place in Singapore.
As for Cruz, he has also worked pay-per-view events in the past, although he’s normally a fixture on the UFC Fight Night broadcasts that air across ESPN and ESPN+. He’ll be able to call UFC 284, this time, which will feature a champion-vs.-champion showdown as the lightweight champ Islam Makhachev faces off against Alexander Volkanovski, featherweight champion.
The card features also an interim featherweight title fight, as Josh Emmett faces Yair Rodrigo.