UFC 205, which will mark the Octagon’s long-awaited debut in New York City, New York, is now mere days away. As this mammoth event draws ever closer, the UFC has released the second instalment of its Embedded series, which follows the event’s stars as they make their last preparations and complete their final media obligations.
The biggest stars of UFC 205, undoubtedly, are the two fighters competing in its main event. One of these fighters is UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. The other is featherweight champ Conor McGregor, who will attempt to become the first fighter in UFC history to hold two titles in two weight classes simultaneously with a win over Alvarez.
In addition to this potentially history making main event, UFC 205 will feature two other title fights. The first will see new welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, fresh off an Octagon-shaking KO of Robbie Lawler, attempt to defend his title against streaking striking specialist Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The second will see dominant strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempt to make the fourth defense of her title against fellow undefeated Polish fighter Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Highlights of episode 2 of Embedded include Alvarez and his team insulting McGregor’s tattoos, Woodley showing his belt off to some young fans, Thompson attending a birthday party, Kowalkiewicz exploring the city on a tandem bike, and Jedrzejczyk and McGregor shedding the pounds and making their final preparations for battle. Watch it all at the top of this post, and catch episode 1 by clicking here.
Not shown in this video are the other six fighters competing on the UFC 205 main card, all of whom are stars in their own right. These fighters are: former middleweight champ Chris Weidman, streaking former Olympian Yoel Romero, fan favorite welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum, former women’s bantamweight champ Miesha Tate, and TUF veteran Raquel Pennington.
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