ESPN presenter Jon Anik was today unveiled as the newest addition to the UFC’s broadcast team.
UFC president Dana White revealed the news at today’s UFC 137 pre-fight press conference, stating that they had aggressively gone after the host of ESPN’s ‘MMA Live’ show and had finally got their man.
Anik will now provide play-by-play coverage of the UFC’s live events on FX (Fight Nights and TUF Finales) in addition to holding an as yet unidentified role on the forthcoming live editions of The Ultimate Fighter when they begin airing on FX in 2012.
The 33 year-old will also slot into a number of other roles within the organization.
Speaking at the presser Anik said that he was honored to be joining the UFC and said that this is the only job he would have moved from ESPN for.
Anik is definitely an astute acquisition by the UFC. He’s a charasmatic presenter with a good sense of humor and is already well accustomed to dealing with all things mixed martial arts.
While he’s best known as a host on ESPN he also has prior play-by-play experience, being the main commentator during the first season of the Bellator Fighting Championships.