Joe Rogan is back at the headsets to announce the eagerly awaited return of Jon Jones to the octagon.
A UFC official told MMA Fighting Monday that Rogan would make his first appearance in the color commentary chair in 2023 at UFC 285,. The event takes place in Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena and will see Jones take on Ciryl Gane to win the UFC heavyweight title.
Rogan returns to the broadcast team for the first time since UFC 282 this past December, and will be joined by lead play-by-play voice Jon Anik, and former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier.
Megan Olivi will once again serve as the roving reporter, while the desk will include current light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith, along with former UFC champion Rashad Evans.
Jones returns to action for the first time since defeating Dominick Reyes in his final light heavyweight title defense against Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 in February 2020. After Francis Ngannou’s departure earlier in the year, Gane will be looking to win the title undisputed.
In the co-main event, Valentina Shevchenko will look for her eighth title defense of her flyweight title as she takes on Alexa Grasso.