The commentary booth for this weekend’s UFC 275 pay-per-view card at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in the promotion’s return to Singapore has been set – with a three-man booth providing coverage from Southeast Asia.
Taking the play-by-play lead as usual for promotional pay-per-view events; Jon Anik. The organizational staple will also be joined in the booth by former promotional champions; former two-weight best, Daniel Cormier, and former middleweight kingpin, Michael Bisping – with the duo providing color commentary duty. Bisping will replace color commentating stalwart, Joe Rogan – with the latter sitting out the Singapore event as per an initial report from MMA Junkie.
UFC 275 features a pair of undisputed championship fights
Headlining the card as part of a championship salvo; an undisputed light heavyweight title clash between Brazilian veteran, champion, Glover Teixeira, and Czech bruiser, challenger, Jiri Prochazka.
Teixeira will attempt his first successful defense of the 205lb title – which he clinched against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 267 last October. As for Prochazka, the former Rizin FF champion has landed a pair of knockout wins over both Volkan Oezdemir, and Dominick Reyes to earn his shot at gold.
In the night’s co-main event, flyweight queen, Valentina Shevchenko returns – bidding to clinch her whopping seventh straight successful title turnback as she shares the Octagon with Brazilian contender, Taila Santos.
Shevchenko, a native of Kyrgyzstan, continued her roughshod run at flyweight with a September knockout win over most recent title chaser, Lauren Murphy, while Santos has lodged an impressive four-fight winning run – recently capped off by a submission win against Joanne Wood in November.
Another high-profile pairing lands on the pay-per-view portion of the card – with strawweight talents, former champions, Zhang Weili and Joanna Jedrzejczyk set to re-run their 2020 classic – this time over the course of three rounds in a title-eliminator at 115lbs.
As far as desk duties are concerned, UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith will be joined in an analyst setting alongside promotional veteran, Din Thomas – with Brian Custer taking duty to boot.
Octagon announcer, Bruce Buffer will return this weekend following last weekend’s hiatus for UFC Vegas 56, while roving reporter, Megan Olivi returns – providing real-time updates during the events, as well as conducting both post and pre-fight interviews with athletes on site.