Laura Sanko will change into the primary feminine commentator of UFC’s trendy period when she options at this Saturday’s Fight Night occasion in Las Vegas.
Sanko primarily works as an analyst and reporter for UFC on ESPN – the promotion’s chief broadcaster companion – and has commentated on the tv present Dana White’s Contender Series.
The American will make her official UFC commentary debut on Saturday, nonetheless, as she turns into the primary feminine commentator within the firm’s trendy period – and simply the second ever.
“It is an honour to walk in the footprint of Kathy Long, 30 years after her appearance on UFC 1,” Sanko stated, referencing her predecessor.
“Taking the next step to join the UFC commentary team has been a goal of mine since I began my broadcast career […] I consider it a true privilege to be part of the team that is a voice to our incredible fans, communicating the fighting art of each man and woman who steps inside the UFC Octagon.”
UFC president Dana White added: “I can’t think of anyone better to be the first female colour commentator for the modern UFC era than Laura. She has worked incredibly hard to prove herself and get to this position and I couldn’t be prouder to have her calling the action.”
This weekend’s Fight Night occasion takes place on the UFC Apex institute in Las Vegas and can be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Sergey Spivac.