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UFC 231 ‘Embedded’ video, Ep. 4: This is why a fighter fights

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just a couple 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 see Featherweight title holder Max Holloway defend his belt against undefeated (14-0-1, 6-0-1 UFC) contender, Brian Ortega, in what will mark ‘Blessed’s” first fight in a year after pulling out of their scheduled bout at UFC 226.

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.

Now, take a behind-the-scenes look at the fight week preparations each fighter goes through as fight night draws closer.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 4 of UFC 231 Embedded, strawweight Nina Ansaroff readies for battle alongside Amanda Nunes, her fiancee and UFC’s bantamweight champion; opponent Claudia Gadelha expects a match of true mixed martial arts. Featherweight champion Max Holloway celebrates his birthday with his team, family and a makeshift low-cal cake. Former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk takes recommendations for breakfast orders, featherweight title contender Brian Ortega does interviews, and Holloway poses for the camera. Jedrzejczyk gets her makeup done side-by-side with fellow flyweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko. Then the stars of both title bouts appear at the UFC 231 press conference to sound off and face off.

To see episode one, two and three of UFC 231 “Embedded” click here, here and here.

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.

To see who else is fighting at UFC 231: ‘Holloway vs Ortega’ click here.