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UFC 257 ‘Embedded’ video (Ep. 2): Birthday cake and cutting weight

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UFC 257 is set to go down this Saturday night (Jan. 23. 2021) inside Etihad Arena located on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The promotion’s first ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV) event of 2021 will feature the long-awaited return of Conor McGregor, who will rematch Dustin Poirier in a pivotal Lightweight affair.

In the co-headlining act, former Bellator MMA 155-pound champion, Michael Chandler, will make his UFC debut when he faces off against Dan Hooker. Before all of the fighters get it on in the center of the cage, take a look at all of the behind-the-scenes action as they all prepare to battle during the ever-hectic fight week festivities. Thanks to the shadowing cameras of “Embedded,” fight fans get a sneak peak to see exactly what it takes for these world class athletes to prepare.

From the official YouTube description:

UFC 257 fighters Jessica Eye and Michael Chandler take off for Abu Dhabi. Sara McMann does an in-flight workout, while Brad Tavares and Antonio Carlos Junior eye each other across the aisle. Headliner Dustin Poirier celebrates his birthday on camera.

To see the first episode of “Embedded” click here.

In further main card action, Jessica Eye will face Joanne Calderwood in women’s Flyweight action, while Brazilian sensation, Amanda Ribas, takes on Marina Rodriguez at Strawweight.

To see the entire UFC 257: “McGregor vs Poirier” fight card click here.