Laura Sanko will be making her pay-per-view commentary debut at UFC 293.
Sanko made her UFC commentary debut in February after calling fights on the Contender Series and being vocal about wanting to call actual UFC fights. After calling several Fight Night cards, it was revealed that Sanko will be on the call for UFC 293 which goes down at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. The event will take place on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Australia and Saturday, Sept. 9 in North America.
I’m honored to join the commentary team for UFC 293 alongside @Jon_Anik and @dc_mma. Dream come true. Before I was an mma analyst or competitor, I was a fan just like most of you reading this. Almost 20 years later, I’m here and excited to be a small part of connecting our…
— Laura Sanko (@laura_sanko) September 5, 2023
“I’m honored to join the commentary team for UFC 293 alongside @Jon_Anik and @dc_mma. Dream come true. Before I was an mma analyst or competitor, I was a fan just like most of you reading this. Almost 20 years later, I’m here and excited to be a small part of connecting our incredible fanbase to the fighting art of these amazing athletes. See you in Sydney!,” Sanko tweeted.
The news is no doubt a special one for Laura Sanko, who will be replacing Joe Rogan who does not do International pay-per-views.
Along with Laura Sanko on the call, Megan Olivi will be the roving reporter, Bruce Buffer will be the Octagon announcer and Din Thomas will also join the broadcast throughout the event as an in-fight analyst.
UFC 293 sees middleweight title up for grabs
In the main event of UFC 293, Israel Adesanya is set to defend his middleweight title as he takes on Sean Strickland. Adesanya reclaimed the belt back in April with a knockout win over Alex Pereira. The co-main event of UFC 293 is an exciting heavyweight bout between Tai Tuivasa and Alexander Volkov.
The full UFC 293 card is as follows:
- Israel Adesanya vs. Sean Strickland – for UFC middleweight title
- Tai Tuivasa vs. Alexander Volkov
- Manel Kape vs. Felipe dos Santos
- Justin Tafa vs. Austen Lane
- Tyson Pedro vs. Anton Turkalj
- Carlos Ulberg vs. Da Un Jung
- Jack Jenkins vs. Chepe Mariscal
- Jamie Mullarkey vs. John Makdessi
- Nasrat Haqparast vs. Landon Quinones
- Blood Diamond vs. Charles Radtke
- Shane Young vs. Gabriel Miranda
- Kevin Jousset vs. Kiefer Crosbie