Episodes 3-6 of UFC 218 Embedded

On Episode 3 of UFC 218 Embedded, heavyweight Francis Ngannou measures himself against strawweight Michelle Waterson during a media day in LA, then does some California sightseeing. Featherweight champion Max Holloway stays on track with a personal chef and a fowling expedition. Heavyweight Alistair Overeem, lightweight Eddie Alvarez and featherweight Jose Aldo arrive in Detroit along with the sun. At the host hotel, strawweights Cortney Casey, Tecia Torres and Felice Herrig get fight week underway, lightweight Justin Gaethje checks his weight, lightweight Paul Felder gets goosebumps, and flyweight opponents Henry Cejudo and Sergio Pettis cross paths. UFC 218 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the featherweight championship rematch at UFC 218 on Saturday, December 2nd on Pay-Per-View.

On Episode 4 of UFC 218 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway gets fitted for a custom suit and ice skates in the Michigan cold. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo and former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez start shedding weight. Heavyweight Francis Ngannou and lightweight Justin Gaethje both train for knockouts in their respective fights. The stars of the main and co-main events – Holloway, Aldo, Ngannou and heavyweight Alistair Overeem — entertain at open workouts. UFC 218 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the featherweight championship rematch at UFC 218 on Saturday, December 2nd on Pay-Per-View.

On Episode 5 of UFC 218 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway hones in on his boxing. Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje recalls an early interaction with the champ and enjoys a sushi dinner. His opponent Eddie Alvarez is high energy at the official media day, while heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Alistair Overeem take a more subdued approach. Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo reaffirms his plan to win the title rematch, then meets with women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and boxing gold medalist Claressa Shields. Thursday evening, the serious weight cutting begins for “Blessed.” UFC 218 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the featherweight championship rematch at UFC 218 on Saturday, December 2nd on Pay-Per-View.

On Episode 6 of UFC 218 Embedded, former featherweight champion Jose Aldo watches soccer before starting his weight cut. Spirits stay high as the pounds come off for heavyweight Francis Ngannou and lightweight Eddie Alvarez. It all pays off on Friday morning, when those fighters — as well as featherweight champion Max Holloway, heavyweight Alistair Overeem and Alvarez’ opponent Justin Gaethje — hit their targets at the official weigh-in. The stars of the main event recover with assorted carbs: spaghetti for Aldo and cupcakes for Holloway. Then it’s one more round of posing and staredowns, this time at Little Caesars Arena, where fans turn out for the ceremonial weigh-in. UFC 218 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the featherweight championship rematch at UFC 218 on Saturday, December 2nd on Pay-Per-View.

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