For the first time, a female will be on color commentary, as Laura Sanko makes UFC history.

Sanko, who has worked for the promotion in various roles, will be on duty at UFC Fight Night this Saturday. The event features Derrick Lewis vs. Sergey Spivak.

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

Sanko, an on-site reporter and host, handled commentary duties during Dana White’s Contender Series. She made her UFC debut in 2016.

“I can’t think of anyone better to be the first female color commentator for the modern UFC era than Laura,” UFC President Dana White said. “She has worked incredibly hard to prove herself and get to this position and I couldn’t be prouder to have her calling the action.”

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