The UFC is back with its 11th 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 293 takes place Saturday at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews/ESPN+ and early prelims on ESPN+.
In the main event, Israel Adesanya (24-2 MMA, 13-2 UFC) attempts to make the first defense of his second middleweight title reign against Sean Strickland (27-5 MMA, 14-5 UFC). And in the co-headliner, Tai Tuivasa (15-5 MMA, 8-5 UFC) and Alexander Volkov (36-10 MMA, 10-4 UFC) meet in a heavyweight battle of big men.
The first episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters during fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:
Sean Strickland takes in Sydney. Tai Tuivasa keeps his friends close. Tyson Pedro trains then travels with champ Israel Adesanya, Shane Young and Carlos Ulberg. Alexander Volkov wedding crashes.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 293.