The UFC is back with its final 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 282 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on ESPN+.
The main event is a vacant light heavyweight title fight between former champion Jan Blachowicz (29-9 MMA, 12-6 UFC) and Magomed Ankalaev (18-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC). They’ll fight for the belt vacated by Jiri Prochazka, who bowed out of a rematch with Glover Teixeira with a severe shoulder injury.
The co-main event is a lightweight fight between rising star Paddy Pimblett (19-3 MMA, 3-0 UFC) and Jared Gordon (19-5 MMA, 7-4 UFC). In addition, former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler (29-16 MMA, 14-10 UFC) takes on Santiago Ponzinibbio (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) and Dricus Du Plessis (17-2 MMA, 3-0 UFC) meets Darren Till (18-4 MMA, 6-4-1 UFC) at middleweight.
The fourth 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:
Paddy Pimblett hits his stride and takes a call from an idol. Magomed Ankalaev preps for Polish power. Jan Blachowicz evaluates his foe. Darren Till sits down with Michael Bisping. Jared Gordon shows off his scars.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 282.