Check out the first episode of Embedded for UFC 219.
It’s UFC 219 fight week, which means it’s time for episode 1 of the always-fascinating Embedded series.
The video starts off with ex-women’s bantamweight champ Holly Holm training at Jackson-Wink in Albuquerque, New Mexico, followed by footage of UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg’s outdoor running in Huntington Beach, California.
We stay in California for former women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza, who goes to OC Fight Doc, home to famed “fight doctor” William Kessler. Moving up north to Sacramento, there’s a behind-the-scenes look at the final sparring and training for rising prospect Cynthia Calvillo, who says she’s been dreaming about becoming UFC champion ever since Ronda Rousey’s first Octagon appearance.
Lastly, there’s a glimpse inside Edson Barboza’s training camp in Toms River, New Jersey, and likewise for Khabib Nurmagomedov at American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. There’s even a cameo appearance from light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who requests that Khabib talk like Gennady Golovkin. Check out how “big drama show” sounds from Nurmagomedov.
UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm takes place on Saturday, December 30th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.