UFC 212 is just a day away from taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The pay-per-view card will be headlined by Brazil’s UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo who will be taking on interim champion Max Holloway in a title unification bout. The co-main event will feature top-ranked UFC women’s strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort will also fight in front of his home country as he takes on Nate Marquardt.
The UFC Embedded series takes you along with the stars for a look beyond the Octagon as they prepare in the days leading up to their big fights. You get to see the mindset and character of the fighters as the days count down to fight night.
From the video description:
On Episode 5 of UFC 212 Embedded, fans pack a massive shopping center to see the athletes in person at open workouts. Interim featherweight champion Max Holloway and strawweight contender Karolina Kowalkiewicz are awed by the show of support, but it’s the Brazilians — featherweight champion Jose Aldo, strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha and middleweight Vitor Belfort – who get the biggest pops. Back at the hotel, former heavyweight champion Minotauro Nogueira offers advice to his headlining countryman. Fight week rolls on as the stars juggle busy schedules that include media interviews, photo shoots and one pigeon-ass-inducing weight cut. 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.
Which fights are you looking forward to seeing the most at UFC 212 this Saturday? Will the main event between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway be the fight of the night? Let’s get your predictions in the comment section for how and when your favorite matchups end!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/2/2017.