Laura Sanko is a staple on UFC broadcasts and her work continues to grow. Whether it be calling the action and interviewing the winners of Dana White’s Contender Series, being an analyst on the UFC PPV Weigh-In shows, or like this year, being a part of the UFC PPV broadcast when she called the action at UFC 293 in September.
Ahead of UFC 295, Laura Sanko was a guest on the ‘On The Mic‘ podcast where she discussed the growth of her broadcasting career, the vast difference in Contender Series and UFC PPV fight nights, as well as an in-depth preview of UFC 295.
With the vacant light heavyweight title on the line, Sanko believes that there is plenty of intrigue between former champion Jiri Prochazka and former middleweight champion, Alex Pereira. Prochazka has not been seen in action since suffering a shoulder injury in his comeback win against Glover Teixeira, who is the mentor and coach of Pereira. Sanko would say this matchup pits two of the most authentic martial artists and “samurai” minds in the entire UFC.
The main event at UFC 295 will see an interim heavyweight title fight featuring two men who Laura Sanko said are the two best active heavyweights in the UFC right now. While there is certainly disappointment over the fact that Jon Jones vs Stipe Miocic will not be taking place due to Jones suffering an injury, the fight between Sergei Pavlovich and Tom Aspinal is the absolute best matchup the UFC could’ve made happen. Sanko noted that one key she will be watching for is the power of Pavlovich against the movement of Aspinal which sets this fight up to be one fans can’t look away for even a second.
Watch the video below to hear the full interview with Laura Sanko as she discusses the rest of UFC 295, getting the call to broadcast UFC 293 earlier this year, and more.