UFC 284 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: Islam Makhachev relaxed, confident entering fight week
The UFC is back with its second 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 284 takes place Saturday (Sunday locally) at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.
In the main event, featherweight title holder Alexander Volkanovski (25-1 MMA, 12-0 UFC) seeks champ-champ status as he challenges lightweight champion Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA, 12-1 UFC) in a clash of the top two pound-for-pound fighters. And in the co-headliner, Josh Emmett (18-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and Yair Rodriguez (14-3 MMA, 9-2 UFC) meet for the interim 145-pound title.
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:
Champ Alexander Volkanovski trains for a second belt, but champ Islam Makhachev looks to turn him back. Josh Emmett acclimates to Perth. Jack Della Maddalena enjoys a home game, but Randy Brown plans to play spoiler.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 284.