Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has released Episode 5 of its “Embedded” series for the upcoming UFC 244: “Masvidal vs. Diaz” pay-per-view (PPV) event on ESPN+, which takes place tomorrow night (Sat., Nov. 2, 2019) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Headlining the “Big Apple” fight card is the welterweight showdown between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, which is being marketed as a west coast vs. east coast “gangster” fight, expected to crown the “Baddest Mother Fucker” in the sport.
Which is why a WWE wrestler-turned-movie star will present the new belt on fight night.
But the second half of this latest “Embedded” offering gives some much-needed screen time to middleweight “Gorilla,” Darren Till, who is scheduled to face fellow welterweight import, Kelvin Gastelum, in the UFC 244 co-main event.
“This is the best fight week I’ve seen since I’ve been with him,” said Till’s coach, Colin Heron. “It’s a dangerous fight, huge fight, definitely a baptism by fire on his behalf but he thrives on things like that, he likes to put his middle finger up to the world and say you know what? I am good enough.”
We’ll know for sure in just over 24 hours.
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 244 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the ESPN+/ESPN2 “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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