Two highly anticipated title fights sit atop the bill of this week’s UFC 231 event, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready.
UFC 231 takes place Saturday at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
In the night’s main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) faces undefeated contender Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in a showcase of two of the world’s most dynamic young talents. And in the co-main, former muay Thai rivals Valentina Shevchenko (15-3 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) face off for the UFC’s vacant women’s flyweight title.
The second episode of “UFC 231 Embedded” previews those two contests. Here’s the UFC’s description:
On Episode 2 of UFC 231 Embedded, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk shops at a Florida farmers market, energized for her UFC flyweight debut. Featherweight champion Max Holloway embraces the weather with a day of snowboarding. Valentina Shevchenko and sister Antonina arrive in Canada for their second straight fight week – this one for Valentina’s flyweight title fight. Featherweight challenger Brian Ortega stays close to home, doing media in LA. UFC 231 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday, December 8th on Pay-Per-View.
Watch previous episodes of “UFC 231 Embedded” below:
- 'UFC 231 Embedded,' No. 1: Pre-fight tacos, courtesy of the Brain
- 'UFC 231 Countdown' full episode with Holloway vs. Ortega, Shevchenko vs. Jedrzejczyk
- Fans invited to workouts, press conference, ceremonial weigh-ins at UFC 231 in Toronto
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: 'UFC 231 Embedded,' No. 2: 'It's not Johnny Tsunami … It's Mad Max riding the snow'