Former middleweight champion Michael Bisping will step into the role previously occupied by Daniel Cormier as part of the commentary team for the fights in Anaheim, Calif. The remaining pay-per-view lineup stays intact, with Jon Anik delivering play-by-play commentary and Joe Rogan providing color commentary alongside Bisping.
Megan Olivi will continue her role handling reporting duties for the broadcast.
This update on the broadcast team was confirmed by UFC officials to MMA Fighting on Friday.
Bisping has frequently filled in for pay-per-view events, particularly for international cards where Rogan typically doesn’t travel outside the United States. He previously collaborated with Cormier and Anik at UFC 286 in March when the promotion visited his home country of England.
Headlining UFC 298 is a featherweight title bout featuring Alexander Volkanovski defending his championship against rising talent Ilia Topuria in the main event.
Former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker occupies the co-main event position in a significant clash against Paulo Costa in the 185-pound division.
The main card of the pay-per-view also includes a welterweight matchup between prospect Ian Machado Garry and Geoff Neal, along with a potential No. 1 contender bout in the bantamweight division, where Merab Dvalishvili squares off against former two-division UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
The main card pay-per-view broadcast is anticipated to commence with a middleweight bout between Anthony Hernandez and Roman Kopylov at the Honda Center in Anaheim.