Famous UFC Announcer Bruce Buffer Breaks His 25-Year Streak- Will Not Announce at UFC 267

Published 10/29/2021, 3:32 PM EDT


UFC 267 will take place this weekend inside Etihad Arena at “UFC Fight Island” on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Unfortunately, one of the biggest events of the year will miss one of the most important aspects of UFC. Bruce Buffer, who has been the Voice of the Octagon for over 25 years, will not attend UFC 267.

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According to UFC president Dana White, Buffer contracted COVID-19, which prevented him from traveling. In a pre-fight press conference, he said, “Buffer got COVID. He didn’t want to make this trip. He’s home relaxing and recovering from COVID.”

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This is the first time that the 64-year-old will miss a UFC PPV in 25 years. Hence, Joe Martinez will make his PPV bow.

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UFC 267 will feature one light heavyweight title bout and an interim bantamweight title bout. However, other than the main event, one more fight might garner a lot of attention from the fight fans. Here is everything you need to know about it.

UFC 267: Petr Yan vs Cory Sandhagen: More Than an Interim Title Bout

Russian bantamweight fighter Petr Yan is one of the most dominant fighters in the UFC. He certainly dominated his opponent, Aljamain Sterling, in his first UFC title defense. However, one mistake cost him his bantamweight gold. ‘No Mercy’ landed an illegal knee in the fourth round of the bout, which had him disqualified at UFC 259.

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Both the men were scheduled for a rematch at UFC 267. However, Sterling pulled out from the fight due to a neck injury. This was another blow for the former champion, who will have to compete for the interim strap.

WATCH THIS STORY: Petr Yan’s Grueling Training Routine for His Fight Against Cory Sandhagen at UFC 267

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He will take on Cory Sandhagen in the co-main event at UFC 267.

A win in this fight will mean a unification with the champion Aljamain Sterling next. Hence, it is an important fight in the scheme of things in the men’s 135 lbs division. Who do you think will win?

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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