The UFC is back with its fourth pay-per-view of the year and second of March, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.
UFC 286 takes place Saturday at The O2 in London. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, welterweight champion Leon Edwards (20-3 MMA, 12-2 UFC) and Kamaru Usman (20-2 MMA, 15-1 UFC) run it back for a trilogy fight after Edwards shockingly knocked out Usman last August to claim the title. And in the co-main event, lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje (23-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Rafael Fiziev (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) square off in a pivotal bout at 155 pounds.
The second episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:
Champion Leon Edwards enjoys the home turf advantage. Marvin Vettori arrives early to adapt. Rafael Fiziev expects to entertain. Kamaru Usman and Justin Gaethje study tape before they train. UFC 286 is on Saturday, March 18.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 286.
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