UFC 261 ‘Embedded,’ No. 2: ‘People want to talk sh*t about the hairline’

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The UFC is back on pay-per-view Saturday with three title fights at UFC 261, and the promotion is getting fans ready with its popular “Embedded” series.

UFC 261 takes place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and early prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman defends his title in a rematch with Jorge Masvidal. In the co-headliner, women’s flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko aims for her fifth consecutive title defense when she takes on Jessica Andrade. A third title fight also sees Zhang Weili defend her strawweight crown against ex-champ Rose Namajunas.

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The second episode of “Embedded” follows the big stars who will compete at UFC 261. Here’s the UFC’s description from YouTube:

Rose Namajunas packs; champ Zhang Weili trains with a team that became stronger during COVID. Champion Kamaru Usman shaves his head and sends off some military men. Champion Valentina Shevchenko visits a gym in Florida with her sister and coach.

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