UFC 227 takes place this weekend, with the Ultimate Fighting Championship bringing another championship double-header to pay-per-view. In the main event, rivals TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt step into the Octagon for the second time. In the first meeting, Dillashaw scored a devastating knockout victory over Garbrandt to claim the bantamweight championship at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
If the rematch between the former teammates isn’t enough to get you excited for Saturday night’s fights, the co-main event features flyweight king Demetrious Johnson who is looking to extend his UFC record for consecutive title defenses when he takes on former Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo for the second time.
In their first meeting in April 2016, Johnson scored a first-round TKO over Cejudo to earn a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus at UFC 197.
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 227 Embedded.
UFC 227: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 227: Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt 2
Date: Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Venue: Staples Center
Pay-Per-View Card Time: 10:00 P.M. EST
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
UFC 227 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 227 Embedded, flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo incorporates military-grade reaction drills and hot-weather hikes into his workout schedule. Dominant champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson braves a pet store with his children before hitting the gym. Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw embraces his first training camp as a father, as opponent Cody Garbrandt and team take a private plane to Los Angeles.
UFC 227 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 227 Embedded, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson spends time with family before saying goodbye and heading to LA for fight week. Flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo talks about his upcoming challenge at the barber. Bantamweight title challenger Cody Garbrandt does media in Los Angeles, and champion TJ Dillashaw gets physical therapy on an unlikely body part.
UFC 227 Embedded, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 227 Embedded, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw trains alongside featherweight Cub Swanson, who will also represent SoCal at Staples Center this weekend. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt fine-tunes his skills with a team motivated to win back the belt. Relaxed flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson does media in LA as opponent Henry Cejudo arrives for fight week. Legendary heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson offers some advice to Garbrandt.
UFC 227 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 227 Embedded, bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw continues his fight week training. At the host hotel, flyweight title challenger Henry Cejudo has friendly interactions with other stars from the card, including bantamweight title challenger Cody Garbrandt and his own opponent, flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson. Debuting middleweight Kevin Holland discovers the benefits of being followed by a camera, as veteran Thiago Santos vows to shut him down on Saturday night. Then the athletes of the main and co-main events entertain fans at open workouts.
UFC 227 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 227 Embedded, athletes sound off at Ultimate Media Day before squaring off with their opponents: middleweights Kevin Holland and Thiago Santos; strawweights JJ Aldrich and Polyana Viana; flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Henry Cejudo; and bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Cody Garbrandt. Back at the host hotel, Garbrandt gets more celebrity support as Chuck Zito and Russell Peters stop by. Final weight cuts begin Thursday night for the fighters including featherweight foes Renato Moicano and Cub Swanson. Everyone makes weight on Friday morning, and a packed ceremonial weigh-in sets the stage for an incredible event.