UFC 224 Embedded Ep 1. Jacare, Gastelum, Dern, Nunes, Pennington

UFC 224 Embedded Ep 1. Jacare, Gastelum, Dern, Nunes, Pennington

The UFC welcomes us on another journey into the lives of fighters prepping for their fight week. Of course, the main and co-main events of UFC 224 are featured, but so is a segment on Mackenzie Dern. I think it’s really telling of the UFC’s attempt at trying to make another star in the women’s division. With the departure of Ronda Rousey; Mackenzie has the look, credentials, and undefeated record that they seem to want to make a star out of.

The main event of UFC 224 is Raquel Pennington vs Amanda Nunes and the co-main is Jacare Souza vs Kelvin Gastelum. The fight that has been most overlooked on the main card will be a legends battle between Vitor Belfort and Lyoto Machida. Hopefully, those guys make an appearance in episode 2 of Embedded.

From the UFC YouTube Channel:

“On Episode 1 of UFC 224 Embedded, strawweight Mackenzie Dern reflects on a lifetime spent in jiu-jitsu, and middleweight Kelvin Gastelum wraps his camp with a sparring day.

Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes gets a massage at home, then packs alongside her girlfriend, strawweight Nina Ansaroff. Middleweight Jacare Souza readies for his first UFC fight in Rio. Bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington spends her Sunday getting ready for the trip with her fiancee, strawweight Tecia Torres.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship at UFC 218 on Saturday, May 12th on Pay-Per-View.”