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UFC 231 ‘Embedded’ video, Ep. 1: ‘It’s time to wake the sleeping giant’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the pay-per-view (PPV) market this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2018) with UFC 231: “Holloway vs Ortega,” which takes place inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Headlining the event will be a Featherweight title fight between division champion Max Holloway defending his belt against No. 1 contender, Brian Ortega. In the co-headlining act, former UFC women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk will face off against Valentina Shevchenko for the vacant Flyweight strap.

Before all four combatants get it on Saturday night, take a look at the fight week preparations as they gear up for their all-important championship bouts. That means another round of “Embedded” video blogs. From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 1 of UFC 231 Embedded, flyweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko prepares in Las Vegas, where her sister and training partner Antonina makes her Octagon debut. Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk trains hard for her new weight class, then braves the wild animals at a nature preserve. Featherweight champion Max Holloway maximizes the rare chance to play in snow. Title challenger Brian Ortega wraps up his camp with an emotional session and a taco dinner at his home gym.

T-Minus 5 days! will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 231 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, 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 231: ‘Holloway vs Ortega’ click here.

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