Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a few more days away from staging UFC 231: “Holloway vs Ortega” this Saturday night (Dec. 8, 2018) inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The main event will showcase Featherweight title holder fight Max Holloway taking on undefeated (14-0-1, 6-0-1 UFC) contender, Brian Ortega, in what will mark ‘Blessed’s” first fight in a year.
The co-main event of the evening will see former UFC women’s Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk take on Valentina Shevchenko, for the vacant Flyweight strap in hopes of making history by becoming UFC’s first female fighter to win two titles in as many weight classes.
Before all four combatants get it on Saturday night, take a behind-the-scenes look at the fight week preparations each fighter goes through as fight night draws closer.
On Episode 3 of UFC 231 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway endures a case of mistaken identity and gets physical therapy. Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk packs for her trip, and fellow flyweight title contender Valentina Shevchenko impresses the locals at an area gym. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega and his SoCal-based team get their first taste of the Toronto cold. Lightweight Justin Gaethje greets Ortega in the hotel hallway, and UFC 231 strawweight Nina Ansaroff teases Jedrzejczyk. Athletes try on their fight kits, and Shevchenko receives a special gift.
MMAmania.com 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.
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