UFC on ESPN 52 commentary, broadcast plans set: Two Hall of Famers call action


The UFC opens its December schedule Saturday with UFC on ESPN 52, which goes down at Moody Center in Austin, Texas.

As always, some marquee on-air talent will be there in the “City of the Violet Crown” to help guide viewers through the experience.

Details of who will work as commentators and analysts for each event have been acquired by MMA Junkie through a person with knowledge of the situation, and you can see the scheduled broadcast team below.

UFC on ESPN 52 broadcast

Moody Center

The entire UFC on ESPN 52 main card airs on ESPN and streams on ESPN+ in the U.S.

The main card lineup is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET following prelims slated to start at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

UFC on ESPN 52 desk analysts

Rashad Evans

Veteran broadcaster Karyn Bryant serves as desk anchor and host at UFC on ESPN 52. UFC Hall of Famer Rashad Evans and welterweight veteran Michael Chiesa joins her as analysts during the card and on the post-fight show.

UFC on ESPN 52 roving reporter

Megan Olivi

Longtime UFC correspondent Megan Olivi will conduct pre- and post-fight interviews backstage with some of the athletes on the UFC on ESPN 52 card, as well as report additional real-time updates for the event.

UFC on ESPN 52 octagon announcer

Bruce Buffer

The most famous octagon announcer in history will do his thing once again at UFC on ESPN 52. The legendary Bruce Buffer will introduce the fighters before battle.

UFC on ESPN 52 cageside commentators

Michael Bisping

Brendan Fitzgerald will serve as the leading man on the mic from cageside at UFC on ESPN 52.

He’ll command play-by-play and be joined in the booth by UFC Hall of Famers and former champions Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping.

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