UFC 288 ‘Embedded,’ No. 3: Snowball fight at Prudential Center!
The UFC is back with its sixth 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 288 takes place Saturday at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.
In the main event, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (22-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) takes on former two-division champion Henry Cejudo (16-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC), who is returning after a retirement of nearly three years.
In the co-feature, Gilbert Burns (22-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) fights for the third time so far in 2023 and second time in a month when he takes on Belal Muhammad (22-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) in a key welterweight bout. Plus, former women’s strawweight champ Jessica Andrade (24-10 MMA, 15-8 UFC) meets Yan Xiaonan (16-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC).
The third 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 Aljamain Sterling does media in NYC. Gilbert Burns packs. Henry Cejudo checks in for fight week. Belal Muhammad makes his way to the East Coast. Aljo caps the day with a snowball fight.
UFC 288 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: Aljamain Sterling riles up the hometown fans before title defense
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 288.