UFC 264 Broadcast Plans Set: Stephen A. Smith Joins As Desk Analyst, Joe Rogan Returns On Commentary

Controversial ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith is set to return as an analyst for this weekend's UFC 264 pay-per-view.

According to MMA Fighting, the popular talking head will join the desk as an analyst for this Saturday's massive event. Joining Smith on the desk will be former UFC champions Dominick Cruz and Michael Bisping alongside panel host, ESPN SportsCenter anchor Michael Eaves.

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UFC on FOX mainstay Karyn Bryant will also be part of the desk team alongside Smith's 'First Take' co-host Max Kellerman.

Sitting cageside will be the staple trio of play-by-play man Jon Anik, longtime color commentator Joe Rogan and former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.

Bruce Buffer will handle the role of in-ring announcer with Megan Olivi and Laura Sanki sharing backstage duties.

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