jon-anik.jpgMike Goldberg will replace Jon Anik in the broadcast booth next week at UFC on FUEL TV 9, though Anik plans to return the following week at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.

Anik today confirmed the plans with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following an initial report from Fighters.com.

UFC on FUEL TV 9 takes place April 6 at Stockholm. According to Anik, his wife is due to give birth to their second daughter on or around April 10.

The Ultimate Fighter 17 takes place April 13 in Las Vegas.

“I’ll do the TUF Finale in Vegas as long as she doesn’t go into labor that day,” Anik said.

Anik and retired UFC fighter Kenny Florian traditionally call the action for the UFC’s FX and FUEL TV. Goldberg and Joe Rogan handle pay-per-view and FOX events. However, some shuffling does occur. Just this past December, Anik filled in for Goldberg at UFC 155 after the veteran UFC broadcaster said he was sidelined by health issues.

Anik, who also hosts “UFC Ultimate Insider” and other program on FUEL TV, left ESPN and joined the UFC in late 2011. Florian became his permanent broadcast partner in early 2012.

For more on UFC on FUEL TV 9 and The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Jon Anik)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Goes Above and Beyond in Effort to Help TUF Contestant Save His Marriage

  • 29 days ago
  • 53 views

In a move rarely seen, the UFC allowed Abdel Medjedoub to leave The Ultimate Fighter house to fly home and deal with his marital problems. read news >>

Jason Gonzalez Building Off of Time on TUF Heading into RFA 38

  • 23 days ago
  • 6 views

Jason Gonzalez got a taste of the UFC as part of a season of The Ultimate Fighter. Building off of that heading into RFA 38, he wants to get back to the UFC. read news >>

Undefeated Jonathan Meunier Replaces Teammate, Makes Debut at UFC Ottawa

  • 15 days ago
  • 11 views

Unbeaten Canadian prospect Jonathan Meunier will replace his injured Tristar teammate Alex Garcia at UFC Fight Night 89 against Colby Covington. It will be Meunier's promotional debut. UFC officials read news >>

Former Bellator Champ Will Brooks Signs with UFC, Faces Ross Pearson at TUF 23 Finale

  • 11 days ago
  • 28 views

Former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks has inked a deal with the UFC. read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: Stephen Thompson and UFC Ottawa Preview

  • 9 days ago
  • 5 views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their June 15 broadcast with Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson, a UFC Fight Night 89 preview, and the week in MMA news! read news >>

TUF 23 Performance Replay: Andrew Sanchez Secures His Place in the Finals with Quick Finish

  • 3 days ago
  • 195 views

Andrew Sanchez made short work of Eric Spicely winning by a vicious first round finish to move onto the tournament finals and the TUF 23 Finale on July 8 in Las Vegas. read news >>

Defeated TUF 23 Contestant Gets New Life After Cory Hendricks Withdraws Due to Injury

  • 3 days ago
  • 102 views

Team Claudia's Cory Hendricks finally decided to withdraw from his The Ultimate Fighter 23 semi-finals due to a neck injury that didn't get any better. read news >>