Joe Rogan replaced by Paul Felder at UFC 280 commentary table

Joe Rogan is out, Paul Felder is in.

“The Irish Dragon” will handle half of the color commentary for the upcoming UFC 280 “Oliveira vs. Makhachev” pay-per-view (PPV) card, along with play-by-play man Jon Anik and fellow analyst fighter become Daniel Cormier, according to MMA Junkie.

Rogan doesn’t usually leave the country for international PPV events.

Fighting fans are used to the trio of Anik, Cormier and Rogan on PPV cards, but Felder is no stranger to broadcast duties. Like retired middleweight Michael Bisping, the former lightweight contender is a fixture on the promotion’s “Fight Night” cards.

The promotion starts next Saturday. (October 22, 2022) at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 280 is spearheaded by the lightweight title fight between former champion Charles Oliveira, who lost his divisional crown in a failed weigh-in, and 155-pound contender Islam Makhachev, who will no doubt have retired lightweight deity Khabib Nurmagomedov into his corner.

In the UFC 280 co-main event, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will put his 135-pound belt on the line against former division title holder TJ Dillashaw. The winner of that five-round affair can be matched with the winner of Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley, who clash on the UFC 280 PPV main card.

MMAmania.com will provide LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the full UFC 280 fight map HEREstarting with the early ESPN+ ‘Prelims’ matches at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN+/ESPNews at 12pm ET, before the main PPV start time at 2pm ET on ESPN+.

For the rest of the UFC 280 fight card and PPV lineup click here.

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