The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday night with UFC 226, capping off a busy International Fight Week. UFC 226 is headlined by a superfight between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier. The co-main event was expected to feature a featherweight championship bout between current belt holder Max Holloway and challenger Brian Ortega, but Holloway was forced to withdraw from the bout due to concussion-like symptoms.
Ahead of this weekend’s event, the UFC uploaded its behind-the-scenes YouTube series “UFC Embedded” to give you an up-close look at what the fighters go through on fight week as they make their final preparations for Saturday night.
Below is all of the information you will need leading up to the fight, including every episode of UFC 226 Embedded.
UFC 226: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 226 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway adjusts to the heat of Las Vegas, while 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier adjusts to working out at his new size. Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic risks life and limb to assemble his soon-to-be-born daughter’s playpen. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega juggles training, surfing, music and karma. Holloway puts in time at the UFC Performance Institute, and Cormier spends time on the soccer field.
UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 226 Embedded, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic finishes his training camp but continues his hunt for gold. 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, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 226 Embedded, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic arrives in Las Vegas. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega takes his crew sightseeing and clothes shopping in his hometown. Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and featherweight champion Max Holloway check in to begin their fight week duties. Heavyweight Derrick Lewis visits the UFC Performance Institute to help him make the 265-pound weight limit by Friday.
UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 226 Embedded, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic trains at a local gym, and opponent Daniel Cormier invites some fans to see him do the same. Both headliners entertain on a larger scale at the official open workouts. At the UFC Performance Institute, heavyweight Derrick Lewis shares his theory on Pay-Per-View sales. Friends and cardmates Michael Chiesa and Francis Ngannou sharpen their lethal weapons together on the Fourth of July.
UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 226 Embedded, welterweights Mike Perry and Paul Felder exchange words and lightweights Anthony Pettis and Michael Chiesa face off at Ultimate Media Day. The card’s heavyweights head to the press conference, where headliner Daniel Cormier and co-main event star Derrick Lewis develop an unlikely rivalry that entertains fans. UFC President Dana White, Las Vegas mayor Carolyn Goodman and former champion Dominick Cruz are among the guests backstage. Meanwhile, heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Lewis’ opponent Francis Ngannou make nice after their January title war.
UFC 226 Embedded, Episode 6
On Episode 6 of UFC 226 Embedded, fighters hit the scale with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes in attendance. Michael Chiesa misses the 155-pound limit and declares it his last trip to lightweight. At the ceremonial weigh-in, things get heated between Chiesa and opponent Anthony Pettis — as well as between co-main eventers Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis — during their final face-offs.