UFC 228 Embedded Part 1 – The calm before the storm

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We have the first episode of UFC 228 Embedded!

UFC 228 is this Saturday night, so you can expect five or six episodes of UFC Embedded between now and then. This is the first episode and it revolves around the main fighters on the card getting in their last major workouts of the week before traveling to the event and handling media, weigh-ins and then fighting.

The episode opens with Valentina Shevchenko working out ahead of her fight with champion Nicco Montano. She’s training in Houston and her striking looks sharp!

We see Nicco in Colorado training with her team ahead of her title defense. She looks good in the gym and has confidence, despite the long odds she’s against in this fight.

Darren Till is at the UFC Performance Institute getting ready to challenge Tyron Woodley for the Welterweight champion. Till is a huge Welterweight and looks to have ridiculous punching power.

Woodley is dealing with a different kind of struggle and he’s trying to get his kids up and get their day started. In a few days he’ll be in Dallas to defend his title, but right now, he’s about his family.

From the UFC

On Episode 1 of UFC 228 Embedded, flyweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko trains standup in Houston then unwinds with a different kind of headhunting. Flyweight champion Nicco Montano travels to Colorado to support her teammates, using the official ring for her own practice before the event starts. In Las Vegas, welterweight title challenger Darren Till finishes his training camp, confident he will overwhelm his opponent. Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley tests his endurance by getting his kids up for the day.

UFC 228 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title bouts taking place Saturday, September 8th on Pay-Per-View.

 

UFC 227 Embedded Ep 2. – The calm before the storm

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It’s time for UFC 227 Embedded Episode 2 It’s time for UFC 227 Embedded episode two. We posted the first episode yesterday, and it was pretty entertaining. In this episode, the fighters who are still home are gearing up to head to LA for fight week. Demetrious Johnson spends some time with his wife and … Read moreUFC 227 Embedded Ep 2. – The calm before the storm

UFC 226 Embedded Ep. 2: Finding ways to relax before the event

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Fighters are wrapping up their training for UFC 226

This episode opens with a Stipe Miocic training session. It’s the last big workout prior to his fight with Daniel Cormier. His coaches all say he’s had an incredible camp, and he looks really ready to go. In order to unwind, we see Stipe walking around a property with a metal detector and his buddy with a small spade. They walk around and Stipe has his friend dig whenever he feels they might have found something. It doesn’t yield anything. Looks fun though.

Next up we head to Daniel Cormier’s home and he is packing up to leave for Las Vegas. He kisses his kids, and he’s out the door. The team heads to the airport pose for a group photo and just like that, their next stop is Las Vegas.

We find ourselves in Torrence, CA with Brian Ortega next. He’s at his childhood home with his parents and shows us a cool little fort structure his dad built him when he was a kid. You really get a sense of who Brian is and where he came from.

Francis NGannou is in Las Vegas trying on MMA gloves for his fight. He visits with Megan Olivi and a UFC cameraman, Mike Roach. He’s really likable and nice to everyone. He does a photo shoot with Roach and looks massive.

Max Holloway hangs out at the UFC offices and shows off his new shirt. It’s pretty cool. He then stops and chats with Brad Tavares on his way out.

 

From the UFC

On Episode 2 of UFC 226 Embedded, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic finishes his training camp but continues his hunt for gold. His opponent and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier packs for fight week. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega gives a tour of his childhood home.

In Las Vegas, heavyweight Francis Ngannou checks in, while featherweight champion Max Holloway connects with The Ultimate Fighter Finale headliner and fellow Hawaiian Brad Tavares.

UFC 226 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, July on Pay-Per-View.  

UFC 225 Embedded Episode 4 – Open workouts and media requirements

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UFC 225 Embedded Episode 4 is here.

UFC 225 Embedded episode four is out and we’re a day removed from the event. We know now that Yoel Romero missed weight. I’ve always been a fan of the Embedded series as it takes you behind the curtain as to what goes in to fight week. You’ll see Romero, Whittaker, Covington, Dos Anjos and more.

From the UFC YouTube

“On Episode 4 of UFC 225 Embedded, interim welterweight title contender Colby Covington continues his fight week family vacation. Featherweight Megan Anderson and welterweight title contender Rafael Dos Anjos continue to work their heavy hands in the training areas.

Hotel ballrooms host a who’s-who of UFC 225, including middleweight champion Robert Whittaker, CM Punk, Ricardo Lamas, Andrei Arlovski and Holly Holm. Middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero joins the stars of the card for the official open workouts, where the Chicago fans make their favorites clear.

UFC 225 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, June 9th on Pay-Per-View.”

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 4 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this episode, the fighters are ramping up their final training sessions and beginning their final weight cuts for the fights Saturday night. Lyoto Machida works out in Brazil, looking … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 4: Ramping up for fight night.

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3 The UFC has released UFC 224 Embedded Episode 3 of their popular series for UFC 224.  In this e[pisode we see what the fighters do with the very small amount of downtime they have during fight week. Amanda Nunes spends some time at the mall, while … Read moreUFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 3: What to do with downtime?

UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 2: Fighters arriving in Brazil

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Here is the UFC 224 Embedded Vlog Episode 2

The UFC has released Episode 2 of their popular Embedded series for UFC 224.  We see Lyoto Machida at the beach, Amanda Nunes in the hotel running on treadmills, Jacare at the airport and more. The UFC does a great job taking the viewer behind the scenes leading up to the fights.

UFC 224 takes place Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fight card is available here.

From the UFC Youtube Channel

On Episode 2 of UFC 224 Embedded, middleweight Lyoto Machida relishes the beauty of his home country. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes runs indoors with her girlfriend, strawweight Nina Ansaroff. Middleweight Jacare Souza arrives in Brazil and has a friendly interaction with the coach of his opponent, Kelvin Gastelum, who manages to enjoy his time in hostile territory. Strawweight Amanda Cooper discusses her baby food diet. After an outdoor workout, Nunes and Ansaroff run into a friend and former teammate, strawweight Tecia Torres – who just happens to be engaged to Nunes’ opponent, Raquel Pennington.

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

UFC 211 Embedded: Vlog Series, Episode Two. The calm before the storm.

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The UFC is back with Embedded, Episode 2

Time to take a look at the new Episode of UFC 211 Embedded. The more you see Stipe Miocic live his life, the more you understand he’s not like other people. The episode opens with Stipe shooting a pellet gun, and then a slingshot at some targets. He’s managed to put a hole in the wall but thoroughly enjoys himself.  He definitely enjoys his life, and it’s great to see.

We visit American Top Team and watch Junior Dos Santos work out a bit. We also hear him sing a nice little version of “In the jungle.”  They have the cage in the gym wrapped in fabric to nobody can see what they’re working on. Big secrets at ATT.

We see Jessica Andrade taking care of her house. We hear from her wife, about the balance in her life.  Jessica and her wife attend a BJJ tournament where some of her teammates are competing.  It’s a nice look into her life away from the 15 minutes we see at a time of her normally.

We are then taken to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s home in Coconut Creek, FL. Joanna is getting an adjustment from a chiropractor and getting her body ready for competition.  We then follow her to American Top Team where she gets a workout in, preparing to defend her title.  They go to a noodle bar and eat dinner. The episode ends with Joanna saying the meal is on Dana White, and thanking him.