The action gets underway later tonight (Sat., June 3, 2017) at UFC 212 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo puts his title on the line opposite interim king Max Holloway. Before the five-round championship headliner, former women’s strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz will square off in the co-main event, while “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort steps back in at middleweight to take on fellow veteran Nate Marquardt.
In preparation for all the flying leather you can expect later this evening, UFC released the latest edition of “Embedded,” featuring a behind-the-scenes look at some of UFC 212’s brightest and best. In episode six, fighters make their final preparations for UFC 212’s official weigh ins. Also, Holloway indulges in some international cupcakes, while Kowalkiewicz comments on Gadelha’s dress after saying she wanted to “smash her face.”
From the official YouTube description:
On Episode 6 of UFC 212 Embedded, strawweight opponents Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz preview their upcoming fights and then face off at media day; interim champion Max Holloway and featherweight champion Jose Aldo both reveal their plans for keeping the belt; and former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz joins the festivities. Holloway gets in a final training session with teammate and fellow fighter Yancy Medeiros, while Aldo relies on the trust he has in longtime coach Andre Pederneiras as he cuts weight. Gadelha and Kowalkiewicz' weight cuts go smoothly, and all of the fighters hit their target numbers at Friday's official weigh-in. Later in the day the competitors have one final faceoff in front of fans before fight night. UFC 212 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to featherweight title unification bout at UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway, taking place Saturday, June 3 on Pay-Per-View.
If you missed episodes one, two, three, four and five click here, here, here, here and here.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 212 fight card on fight night, starting with the Fight Pass "Prelims" matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.
To see who else is fighting at UFC 212 click here.