UFC 279 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: Khamzat Chimaev shoots an interview, then shoots off some steam

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The UFC is back with its 10th pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.

UFC 279 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNEWS and early prelims on ESPN+.

The main event is between unbeaten rising star Khamzat Chimaev (11-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) and fan favorite Nate Diaz (20-13 MMA, 15-11 UFC) in what is likely to be Diaz’s last fight in the promotion. In the co-feature, former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson (25-7 MMA, 15-5 UFC) takes on Li Jingliang (19-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC).

The first episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:

Nate Diaz settles into his Vegas digs. Khamzat Chimaev turns the PI into a shark tank and soundstage. Li Jingliang extends his work trip. Johnny Walker considers a move to heavyweight. Chimaev stays on target.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 279.

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