Also on the card taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, top-ranked strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will meet in the center of the Octagon for the co-main event. Brazilian MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort takes on Nate Marquardt and Marlon Moraes makes his UFC debut against Raphael Assuncao.
The UFC embedded video series brings you along with the stars from UFC 212 during fight week and gives you a glimpse of the moments leading up to their big fights.
From the video description:
On Episode 3 of UFC 212 Embedded, headlining champion Max Holloway is joined by UFC 212 welterweight Yancy Medeiros on a trip to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. Middleweight Oluwale Bamgbose embraces the culture of his host city, as his foe Paulo Borrachinha eats a home-cooked meal. Bantamweight Raphael Assuncao keeps his training on schedule, while debuting opponent Marlon Moraes is energized by his homecoming. Legendary middleweight Vitor Belfort arrives in Rio with a canine companion, and opponent Nate Marquardt recalls a Brazil trip that didn’t quite go as planned. Strawweight Claudia Gadelha multitasks while signing autographs, strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz visits the UFC’s version of Santa Claus, and featherweight champion Jose Aldo checks in, excited for a hometown title unification bout. UFC 212 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to featherweight title unification bout at UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway, taking place Saturday, June 3 on Pay-Per-View.
What fights are you looking forward to seeing the most at the UFC 212 event taking place in Rio de Janeiro? Let’s get some predictions going in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/31/2017.