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UFC 244 ‘Embedded’ video, Ep. 1: ‘I don’t want to finish him in first round’

UFC 244 is set to go down this Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2019) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City. Headlining the event will be a Welterweight match up that will see Nate Diaz collide with Jorge Masvidal to crown “the baddest motherfucker” in mixed martial arts (MMA).

And despite this recent scare, the fight is indeed on.

In the co-headlining act, Kelvin Gastelum will welcome Darren Till to the Middleweight division, while Stephen Thompson and Vicente Luque collide in a pivotal showdown at 170 pounds. In addition, Johnny Walker and Corey Anderson will get it on in what will likely be a title eliminator fight at Light Heavyweight.

Before all the major players punch each other in the face this weekend, take a look at all of the hustle fighters go through in the lead up to their bouts, especially during the always hectic fight week. Thanks to the ever-present cameras of “Embedded,” fight fans get unrivaled behind-the-scenes access.

From the official YouTube description:

On Episode 1 of UFC 244 Embedded, middleweight Kelvin Gastelum wraps up training camp for his fight against Darren Till with sparring and a family meal. Headlining welterweight Jorge Masvidal travels via private plane alongside his father, coach Mike Brown, and UFC 244 heavyweight Andrei Arlovski. Brazilian light heavyweight Johnny Walker reports for duty, eager to take on Ultimate Fighter winner Corey Anderson.

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 244 fight card this weekend RIGHT HERE, starting with the Fight Pass/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN 2 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 244: “Masvidal vs. Diaz” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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