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UFC 281 ‘Embedded’ videos (Eps. 3-5): Adesanya, Pereira square off atop Empire State Building

UFC 281 Face Off Between Headliners Israel Adesanya & Alex Pereira at Empire State Building Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images for Empire State Realty Trust

One of the biggest fight cards of the year goes down tomorrow night (Sat., Nov. 12, 2022) at UFC 281 live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, as Israel Adesanya puts his undisputed UFC middleweight title on the line against former GLORY kickboxing double champion Alex Pereira.

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TWO TITLES UP FOR GRABS! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) makes its highly anticipated return to Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sat., Nov. 11, 2023, with a re-worked pay-per-view (PPV) main card. In the ESPN+-streamed main event, former 205-pound roost-ruler, Jiri Prochazka, will lock horns with ex-Middleweight kingpin, Alex Pereira, for the promotion’s vacant Light Heavyweight title. In UFC 295’s co-main event, top-ranked Heavyweight contenders, Sergei Pavlovich (No. 2) and Tom Aspinall (No. 4), will collide for the interim strap after division champion, Jon Jones, was injured with a torn pectoral muscle and forced to withdraw (video).

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In addition to the middleweight grudge match, UFC 281 will feature a co-main event between UFC women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza and former division titleholder Zhang Weili. Not to mention a lightweight clash between former title challengers Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler, as well as a “Prelims” card that is absolutely stacked to the gills.

Ahead of Saturday’s massive card in the “Big Apple,” UFC has released the latest and greatest episodes of UFC 281 “Embedded,” which can be seen below. As usual, the pre-fight vlog series follows some of the biggest fighters from the card as they prep for final weight cuts and last-minute touches for their upcoming performances. This time around the behind-the-scenes action featured a very unique staredown unlike anything we’ve seen before.

Episode 3

Michael Chandler gets a ride from a friend. Alex Pereira packs for a life-changing week. Champ Carla Esparza enjoys the perks of her job. Champ Israel Adesanya and team push hard. Dustin Poirier, Molly McCann and Zhang Weili check in. UFC 281 is on Saturday, November 12.

Episode 4

Champ Carla Esparza and Michael Chandler take in their billboard. Dustin Poirier loosens up in the ring. Molly McCann meets a legend. Zhang Weili crosses paths with Esparza. At media day, champion Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira talk up their main event. UFC 281 is on Saturday, November 12.

Episode 5

Champs Israel Adesanya and Carla Esparza join their opponents at the UFC 281 presser; Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier face off. Zhang Weili and Frankie Edgar train for their next chapters. Izzy and Alex Pereira pose at a landmark. UFC 281 is on Saturday, November 12.

For UFC 281 “Embedded” episodes one and two click here and here. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 281 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN+/ESPNews at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC 281: “Adesanya vs. Pereira” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here. For the complete UFC 281 fight card and PPV line up click here.

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