For the first time in two years, always punctual Joe Rogan will have to sit out on his commentary position for UFC 163. Typically, two division title challenger Kenny Florian is the person who steps in for Joe Rogan, but for some reason or another he won’t be able to make it either. So UFC 163 we have UFC veteran, and US Marine Corps veteran, Brian Stann filling Joe Rogans spot.
Though Stann has just recently retired from mixed martial arts, his career as a commentator has absolutely boomed. He is one of UFC’s fight card analysts, and beginning next season he will be commentating for ACC college football games. Mike Goldberg will be teaming up with Stann for UFC 163’s commentary, as normal, and we will get to see how the chemistry plays out between Stann and the UFC’s long time play-by-play commentator.
What better time for these two to test out their connection, than UFC 163 where Jose Aldo will be defending his belt against Chan Sung Jung, the Korean Zombie! This fight might as well come in a package labeled fireworks. Two of the most exciting fighters to grace the octagon, this bout is guaranteed to put on a show.
Jose Aldo (22-1) on a fifteen fight winning streak, has dispatched very talented fighters in his last fights, besting Frankie Edgar, Chad Mendes, Kenny Florian, Mark Hominick, and Urijah Faber, to name a few. While the Korean Zombie (13-3), 2010 fight of the year winner, rides in on a streak of three wins, beating Leonard Garcia, Mark Hominick, and Dustin Poirier, says he looks to finish Aldo within the first three rounds.
UFC 163 will be Co-Headlined by heavy favorite, Lyoto Machida (19-3), as he steps up to Phil Davis (11-1). Lyoto is famous for dismantling wrestlers, and Phil Davis looks to put an end to that trend. With such a tremendous combination of matches this card promises nothing short of fantastic fights. No doubt it’s the perfect opportunity for Brian Stann to prove himself in the world of real time commentating. Don’t miss out!