Brian Stann handles analyst duties for live UFC FIGHT NIGHT events on FOX and FS1, and also works as a studio desk analyst for UFC WEIGH-IN, UFC PREFIGHT SHOW and UFC POSTFIGHT SHOWS on FOX and FS1.
In addition to his television career, Stann recently branched out to radio and is host of “Toe-2-Toe with Brian Stann,” Tuesday evenings on SiriusXM. During the 2013 college football season, Brian was the lead game analyst on the ACC package on FOX Sports South. When not working in media, Stann runs a non-profit organization, Hire Heroes USA, which helps veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars find jobs upon transitioning out of the service. He also published his first book, “Heart for the Fight” with Zenith Press.
Brian frequently engages in public speaking opportunities to high schools, sport teams, award ceremonies, Marine Corps Birthday Balls, and large corporations.
Prior to his broadcasting career, “All American” Brian Stann competed as a professional mixed martial artist in the middleweight (185 pounds) division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and retired with a record of 12 wins and six losses. He earned a first-round knockout victory in his very first MMA fight. In his debut with the World Extreme Cagefighting organization, he earned another first-round knockout, this time in just 16 seconds, the fastest knockout in WEC history. He held the promotion’s light heavyweight (205 pounds) world title in 2008 before moving to the UFC.
Stann was an officer in the United States Marine Corps Officer and spent two terms in Iraq. He was presented the Silver Star for his service.
He attended the United States Naval Academy and excelled as a linebacker, helping them beat their arch-rival Army in three of his four meeting. He followed up that honor earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, before continuing his service to his country by accepting a commission as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps in 2003.
Stann was born on September 24, 1980 at Yakota Air Base in Japan before moving to the United States and growing up in Scranton, Pa., From an early age, Brian played organized football and excelled quickly. He was the leader of Scranton Prep’s football team, setting school records by a quarterback for career passing yards and rushing.
Stann currently lives in Atlanta, Ga. He’s married to his college sweetheart, Teressa, and has three daughters.