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 third episode of “UFC 231 Embedded” previews those two contests. Here’s the UFC’s description:
On Episode 3 of UFC 231 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway endures a case of mistaken identity and gets physical therapy. Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk packs for her trip, and fellow flyweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko impresses the locals at an area gym. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega and his SoCal-based team get their first taste of the Toronto cold. Lightweight Justin Gaethje greets Ortega in the hotel hallway, and UFC 231 strawweight Nina Ansaroff teases Jedrzejczyk. Athletes try on their fight kits, and Shevchenko receives a special gift. 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:
- Video: UFC 231 press conference face-offs
- Video: Watch UFC 231 news conference live on MMAjunkie at 5 p.m. ET
- Brian Ortega calls UFC champ Max Holloway 'delirious,' then verbally hugs it out
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
Read the full article here: 'UFC 231 Embedded,' No. 3: How in the world did Max Holloway get mistaken for Tony Ferguson?