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Bruce Anthony Buffer is the main octagon announcer for Zuffa main events. On UFC broadcasts, he is introduced as the "Veteran Voice of the Octagon." He is the half brother of the well-known boxing and wrestling ring announcer Michael Buffer, and is President and CEO of their company "The Buffer Partnership". Both Michael and Bruce are grandsons of late boxer Johnny Buff. Buffer holds a black belt in Tang Soo Do and has fought as a kickboxer.



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Buffer has announced many other MMA promotions internationally including K-1 events and also the 2008 Casamayor/Katsidis boxing event on HBO. He also announces for the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) submission wrestling tournament held every two years around the world.


Buffer has appeared on ESPN's World Series of Poker Main Event show playing World Champion Chris Moneymaker at the televised table in 2007 and made the Final Table of the World Poker Tour, in the Season 3 Invitational at the Commerce Casino, where he placed 6th and is a very well known and world rated poker player on the professional circuit. He is also the official announcer for the World Series of Beer Pong.


He appeared on an MMA versus poker pro match during the sixth season of the NBC show Poker After Dark along with Strikeforce Fighter Dan Henderson and UFC Fighter Randy Couture. Outlasting both his aforementioned MMA peers as well as pros Erick Lindgren and Patrik Antonius, Buffer finished second in that contest, losing in heads-up play to Howard Lederer.


Buffer has appeared on Friends. His appearance was in Season 3 Episode 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion".


Buffer has also appeared in one episode of the HBO series Entourage in the episode entitled "Gotcha!" He appears to be announcing an exhibition fight for Chuck Liddell's charity.