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.
From Around the Web

Related News

Bellator 139 slated for June 26 in Kansas

  • 26 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA returns to Mulvane, Kansas on June 26, 2015 with Bellator 139, a source within the promotion confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. The event airs live on Spike TV and takes place at t read news >>

Mike Swick returns to action against Alex Garcia at UFC 189

  • 25 days ago
  • 3 views

TUF 1 alum Mike Swick will enter the octagon for the first time in over two years at UFC 189. Remember Mike Swick? The light heavyweight on TUF 1 that was nowhere near a light heavyweight? The guy th read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: The Legal Side of Cornering and TUF Winner Eddie Gordon

  • 23 days ago
  • 1 views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their April 9 broadcast featuring special guest legal analyst Danny Alvarez and TUF 19 winner Eddie "Truck" Gordon. read news >>

Previewing the Favorites, Dark Horses of TUF 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians

  • 18 days ago
  • 11 views

The Ultimate Fighter returns this month with its 21st installment of the long-running series. The show changes up its format for this season, as it goes with a gym vs. gym layout that should be a nic read news >>

TUF 21: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians Premieres Wednesday Night

  • 10 days ago
  • 25 views

The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians returns to FOX Sports 1 today, April 22 (10:00 PM ET) with a 90-minute premiere. read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 1

  • 10 days ago
  • 53 views

Tonight, The Ultimate Fighter returns with the first episode of season 21. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. Join us here for live discussion. Ladies and read news >>

Knockout Radio Podcast: Robbie Lawler, Din Thomas and TUF 21’s Kamaru Usman

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 views

Join Knockout Radio for the podcast of their April 21 broadcast featuring UFC champ Robbie Lawler, retired UFC vet Din Thomas, and the first TUF 21 fight winner. read news >>

TUF 21 results, recap (Ep. 2) for 'ATT vs. Blackzilians'

  • 4 days ago
  • 48 views

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 returns to FOX Sports 1 later tonight (Weds., April 29, 2015) featuring episode two of the combat sports reality show, pitting American Top Team (ATT) against Blackzilia read news >>

Mairbek Taisumov vs. Alan Patrick slated for UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Another lightweight bout was added to the Fight Night card in Germany. Rising lightweight Mairbek Taisumov will meet undefeated Brazilian Alan Patrick at the UFC Fight Night 69 card in Berlin, German read news >>