UFC 209 takes place this weekend on March 4 and the UFC is bringing you updated behind the scenes looks from the featured fighters on the card with the Embedded series.
In the main event of the evening, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley looks to make a statement in his rematch against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson after going to a draw in their first championship meeting at UFC 205. The co-main event of the evening features the interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson who will look to establish their status as the interim champion to take on Conor McGregor for the undisputed title.
From the video description of Episode 1 (video above):
“On Episode 1 of UFC 209 Embedded, interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is surprised after training by some fans, and promises them he will soon be the UFC’s first Muslim champion. His opponent Tony Ferguson does freestyle training outdoors, then recovers with an ice bath. Welterweight Stephen Thompson pushes his cardio in preparation for his title rematch, then unsuccessfully tries to resist a slice of pizza. And welterweight champion Tyron Woodley watches his son carry out the family tradition of winning big. UFC 209 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 209, taking place Saturday, March 4th live on Pay-Per-View.”
From the video description of Episode 2 (video below):
“On Episode 2 of UFC 209 Embedded, interim lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is motivated to win a championship and follow in the footsteps of his training partners Cain Velasquez, Luke Rockhold and Daniel Cormier. His opponent Tony Ferguson leaves his wife and child in the hotel room to take a nighttime run through Las Vegas. Welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson relaxes with a game of Frisbee golf, while champion Tyron Woodley juggles media duties to promote the fight. UFC 209 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two title fights at UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson 2, taking place Saturday, March 4th live on Pay-Per-View.”
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 2/28/2017.