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.
Additionally, the broadcast desk will include Brian Custer, along with current UFC light heavyweight competitor Anthony Smith, and retired lightweight Paul Felder. Anik will hop on the desk following the event, and will also be joined by Teddy Atlas for the post show.
Check out the full UFC 281 lineup below.
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV)
Israel Adesanya vs. Alex Pereira - middleweight title fight
Carla Esparza vs. Zhang Weili - strawweight title fight
Preliminary Card (8 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS, ESPN+)
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET on ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass)