On Friday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship rolled out its latest episode of UFC 212 Embedded leading up to Saturday night’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In the latest episode of the behind-the-scenes Vlog series, fans get to see fighters going through their media duties at Ultimate Media Day and also preparing for the final stages of the weight cut which took place earlier this morning.
UFC 212 is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. A thrilling strawweight battle between top-ranked contenders Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will serve as the co-main event of the night.
Check out the latest episode of UFC 212 Embedded below:
On Episode 5 of UFC 212 Embedded, fans pack a massive shopping center to see the athletes in person at open workouts. Interim featherweight champion Max Holloway and strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz are awed by the show of support, but it’s the Brazilians — featherweight champion Jose Aldo, strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha and middleweight Vitor Belfort – who get the biggest pops. Back at the hotel, former heavyweight champion Minotauro Nogueira offers advice to his headlining countryman. Fight week rolls on as the stars juggle busy schedules that include media interviews, photo shoots and one pigeon-ass-inducing weight cut.
UFC 212 Fight Card
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- UFC featherweight champion – Jose Aldo vs. interim champion Max Holloway – featherweight title unification bout
- Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
- Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
- Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
- Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva
Fox Sports 1 Prelims (Fox Sports 1, 8 p.m. ET)
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
- Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
- Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
- Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher
UFC Fight Pass Prelims (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Jamie Moyle vs. Viviane Pereira
- Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead
- Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Figueiredo