On Episode 5 of UFC 242 Embedded, Thursday brings about Ultimate Media Day. Lightweights Paul Felder and Edson Barboza talk about the differences they expect from their impending rematch, and divisional champ Khabib Nurmagomedov chats backstage with UFC President Dana White. Opponents face off, with staredowns that feature featherweights Zubaira Tukhugov and Lerone Murphy, flyweights Joanne Calderwood and Andrea Lee, heavyweights Curtis Blaydes and Shamil Abdurakhimov and lightweights Islam Makhachev and Davi Ramos. Finally, Nurmagomedov squares off with interim champion Dustin Poirier, promising a definitive result in the main event. All of the athletes hit their goals at Friday morning’s official weigh-in, which is attended by newly-crowned strawweight champion Weili Zhang.
On Episode 6 of UFC 242 Embedded, interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier gets fitted for a traditional kandora. Guest fighters including strawweight Claudia Gadelha, double champion Henry Cejudo and strawweight queen Weili Zhang interact with fans at The Arena on Yas Island. Then the stars of UFC 242 hit the stage for one final faceoff in front of fans before Saturday’s huge event. UFC 242 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the lightweight unification bout taking place Saturday, September 7th at a special time of 2 pm ET/11 am PT. Order the Pay-Per-View at ESPNPlus.com/PPV