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 second 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:
Khamzat Chimaev brings his entire team to Las Vegas. Li Jingliang cooks for friends. Ion Cutelaba spends Labor Day at work. Johnny Walker teams up with Tony Ferguson. Nate Diaz feeds his crew.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 279.