Julianna Pena will make her desk analyst debut at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 214 event.
Julianna Pena To Make Desk Analyst Debut
UFC Fight Night 214 will take place Saturday from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Thanks to MMA Junkie, we have some idea of what the broadcast will look like.
The main card will stream on ESPN+ beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Preliminary action will begin at 4 p.m. ET. Karyn Bryant will join the broadcast as the desk anchor and host of the program.
Several UFC alumni will be joining her on the broadcast, as welterweight veteran Alan Jouban, MMA coach Din Thomas and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Julianna Pena join her at the desk.
This will be Pena’s debut as a desk analyst for a UFC broadcast. She last competed inside the Octagon when she dropped the UFC women’s bantamweight title back to Amanda Nunes at UFC 277 in July.
Pre and post-fight interviews will be handled by ESPN host and former WWE personality Charly Arnolt. She’ll also be responsible for real-time updates during the card, which will be the third UFC broadcast she’s a part of.
Joe Martinez will handle announcing duties for the night, introducing fighters. Brendan Fitzgerald will be the lead man at the commentary desk, and will be joined by color commentators and former UFC champions Daniel Cormier and Dominik Cruz.
UFC Fight Night 214 will will be headlined by a women’s strawweight bout between Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos.