Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for its next pay-per-view (PPV) offering, UFC 217: “Bisping vs. St-Pierre,” which takes place inside historic Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat., Nov. 4, 2017.
That means another round of UFC “Embedded” video blogs.
The main event features a middleweight title fight between reigning division champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. It will be the French-Canadian’s first fight in over four years, while the previously injured “Count” looks to (finally) defend his title for the second time by knocking off another former titleholder.
In the co-main event, Cody Garbrandt will defend his bantamweight belt against former training partner T.J. Dillashaw, while Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her women’s strawweight strap on the line against Rose Namajunas.
From the official YouTube description:
On Episode 1 of UFC 217 Embedded, middleweight champion Michael Bisping spars in the gym, then heads home to critique his opponent’s acting chops. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre prepares for his middleweight debut under legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach. Bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt has a send-off dinner at UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber’s house, alongside fellow Team Alpha Male athletes including Andre Fili, Clay Guida and Sage Northcutt. Rival TJ Dillashaw also celebrates alongside friends and family in advance of his journey to reclaim the bantamweight title. Strawweight title challenger Rose Namajunas judges a kids’ costume contest at the gym, and her energized opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk fine-tunes her game for what could be a historic title defense. UFC 217 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the three title fights at UFC 217 taking place inside Madison Square Garden on Saturday, November 4th on Pay-Per-View.
T-minus five days!
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