UFC 289 ‘Embedded,’ No. 6: Weight cuts and a birthday celebration

The UFC is back with its seventh pay-per-view of the year, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.

UFC 289 takes place Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, Canada. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN/ESPN+.

In the main event, women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes (22-5 MMA, 15-2 UFC) takes on Mexico’s Irene Aldana (14-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC), who gets her first shot at UFC gold.

In the co-feature, Beneil Dariush (22-4-1 MMA, 16-4-1 UFC) looks to secure his shot at the title as he faces former champion Charles Oliveira (33-9 MMA, 21-9 UFC) in a big lightweight matchup.

The sixth episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight night. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:

UFC Lightweight contenders Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush make their final preparations before the ceremonial weigh-ins at Vancouver’s iconic Rogers Arena. See the intense face-off between the two-division champion and female G.O.A.T. Amanda Nunes and Mexico’s formidable Irene Aldana for the Bantamweight belt. Mark your calendars for the unmissable UFC 289 event on Saturday, June 10th.

Also see:

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 289.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie