Joe Rogan to Make a Return for the First Time Since July at UFC 268

Published 11/03/2021, 6:01 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 08: Commentator Joe Rogan speaks during weigh-ins for UFC 200 at T-Mobile Arena on July 8, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


One of the most recognizable voices in combat sports, Joe Rogan, is set to return at UFC 268. He will be alongside Jon Anik and former two-division UFC champion, Daniel Cormier.

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UFC 268 is one of the biggest events of the year. Two title fight rematches are going to headline the event, and there are other huge bouts lined up as well. Rogan was last on the desk at UFC 264, which was headlined by Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in July 2021. In his absence, Paul Felder and Dominick Cruz joined the commentary team in the events.

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Rogan isn’t the only one making a return. Bruce Buffer, one of the most famous combat sports announcers, will make a return as well. He missed his first UFC numbered event in 25 years last Saturday due to COVID-19.

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While on his time off, Rogan has kept himself busy. He went on hunting trips and also contracted COVID-19 in the past four months.

Joe Rogan will call some epic matches at UFC 268

UFC 268 is one of the most anticipated events of the year. Title fights, grudge matches, fan favorites, it has everything to get the fans excited.

The main event for the PPV is Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington for the welterweight title. This will be a rematch of their epic clash at UFC 245. Both men don’t like each other, and the way their first fight went, fans are excited to see them fight again. It is sure to be a grueling bout.

The other title fight on the card is the UFC strawweight title bout. Rose Namajunas will defend her title against the former champ Zhang Weili.

This is also going to be a fight, fans wouldn’t want to miss. ‘Thug Rose‘ beat the Chinese fighter in their last encounter. She knocked her out with a head kick in the first round, and Weili would want to avenge that. ‘Magnum’ has been training with Henry Cejudo for the fight and it will be interesting to see if that comes in handy or not.

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One of the, if not the most exciting fight on the card, is Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler. Both men are elite fighters and are very explosive. As a win for any of the two will get them very close to a title shot, people can expect a great fight.

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Then there is Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera. The fans adore Edgar. He is a former UFC lightweight champion and would love to get back to winning ways. Vera became a big name after his win against Sean O’Malley. He would want to get a win over ‘The Answer’ to endear himself to the fans even more.

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UFC 268 is going to be big, and with Joe Rogan back, the buzz around the event is going to be even more.

What do you think of Joe Rogan’s return? Are you guys excited to see him back? Let us know in the comments!

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Arunaditya Aima

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Arunaditya is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. Having completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Multimedia Journalism from IIJNM, Arunaditya aspires to be an important voice in the world of MMA and interview the likes of Jon Jones, Conor McGregor, Amanda Nunes, and other such superstars of the sport. He has followed the sport for over a decade and is an ardent fan of Georges St-Pierre, who he believes is the greatest of all time.

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