The UFC returns after one-week break on Saturday with UFC 251, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series is back to help build the excitement ahead of the action.
UFC 251 takes place in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+.
After the late addition of Kamaru Usman (16-1 MMA, 11-0 UFC) vs. Jorge Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) for the welterweight on late notice, three title fights are official with Alexander Volkanovski (21-1 MMA, 8-0 UFC) vs. Max Holloway (21-5 MMA, 17-5 UFC) set to rematch for the featherweight belt in the co-main event and Jose Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) vs. Petr Yan (14-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) for the vacant bantamweight strap on the card, too.
The second episode of “Embedded” follows the big-name stars at the top of the card as they settle into the “safe zone” set up in Abu Dhabi around the “Fight Island” events and begin to shift focus to fight night. Here’s the UFC’s description:
Champ Alexander Volkanovski adjusts his training schedule to the time zone. Jessica Andrade, Rose Namajunas, and Max Holloway change up their camps for the COVID era. Headliner Jorge Masvidal pairs a Versace robe with a Trump mask.
Catch up on previous episodes: