Laura Sanko to make commentary debut at UFC Vegas 68

Laura Sanko to make commentary debut at UFC Vegas 68
Published on Feb 2, 2023, 12:03:15 PM

Laura Sanko will make her UFC commentary debut this weekend at UFC Vegas 68. The 40-year-old will follow Kathy Long as the second female colour commentator in UFC history.

Sanko, a former atomweight MMA fighter, last competed for Invicta FC before beginning broadcast work for the organisation. She made her debut in the UFC in 2016 as a backstage reporter, although she has always had aspirations to work in the commentary box. In a recent press release, she said:

"Taking the next step to join the UFC commentary team has been a goal of mine since I began my broadcast career. It is an honor to walk in the footprint of Kathy Long 30 years after her appearance on UFC 1. 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."

The inaugural UFC event was broadcast by former kickboxing champion Kathy Long in 1993, but Sanko will be the first woman to do so in the Zuffa era. Sanko has called Dana White's Contender Series before, but this will be her first time doing so for a main event.

Laura Sanko will make her commentary debut at the upcoming Apex event, which features a heavyweight fight between KO artist Derrick Lewis and rising contender Serghei Spivac.

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