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Laura Sanko makes UFC color commentary debut

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On Saturday, Laura Sanko will make her color commentator debut at UFC Vegas 68.

She will be the second female color commentator in UFC history – the first in the company’s modern era – to call an official event. The promotion broke the news on Monday.

“Taking the next step to join the UFC commentary team has been a goal of mine since I began my broadcast career,” Sanko said in the press release.

“It is an honor to walk in the footprint of Kathy Long 30 years after her appearance on UFC 1. I consider it a true privilege to be part of the team that is a voice to our incredible fans, communicating the fighting art of each man and woman who steps inside the UFC Octagon.”

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Laura Sanko is a former MMA fighter

Laura Sanko is a former MMA fighter who transitioned to broadcasting. Back in 2014, she started to work with the all-female Invicta FC, before making her UFC debut as a backstage reporter in 2016.

She joined the commentary team on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2017, and has in the recent years been a big part of the promotion’s broadcasts.

“We are thrilled to add her to our talented stable of commentators and her expert analysis promises to be a great addition to UFC broadcasts moving forward,” UFC Vice President & Coordinating Producer Zach Candito said in the press release.

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