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Bruce Buffer's Incredible PPV Streak Ends After Mammoth UFC Run

Bruce Buffer's Incredible PPV Streak Ends After Mammoth UFC Run

Bruce Buffer's astonishing run as a UFC announcer has come to an end ahead of this Saturday's event in Abu Dhabi.

James Hilsum

James Hilsum

The hectic October UFC schedule comes to an end at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, with Bruce Buffer's incredible streak of 255 consecutive numbered events as cage announcer coming to an end.

MMA Junkie reports that the legendary announcer will miss a numbered/pay-per-view UFC card for the first time since UFC 11 in September 1996.

Joe Martinez has the big shoes to fill at UFC 267 this Saturday when he introduces the fighters before they go head-to-head in the Octagon.

The report also highlights who the desk analysts and cage commentators will be on the night. Jon Anik will be joined by UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and ESPN MMA reporter Brett Okamoto to provide post-fight analysis of the event, while Anik will also be the lead commentator cageside. He will be joined by Daniel Cormier and Paul Felder.

PA: Jan Blachowicz
PA: Jan Blachowicz

A mouth-watering line-up is in store on the night, and the main card event culminates with Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira battling it out for the light heavyweight title.

It will be Blachowicz's first fight since March after overcoming Israel Adesanya in a five-round decision win, as he looks to defend his title for a second time.

Meanwhile, Teixeira knows that a sixth consecutive victory would see him become a 205lb champion more than seven years after his first challenge for the title.

There are also some enticing match-ups in the preliminary card, as Virna Jandiroba takes on Amanda Ribas and Ricardo Ramos faces Zubaira Tukhugov.

It's set to be a fantastic night of fighting action and UFC fans in the UK can watch it all unfold on BT Sport from 5pm, with the main card beginning at 7pm.

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Topics: Jan Blachowicz, UFC, MMA