The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view on Saturday, November 3 with the highly-anticipated UFC 230 event which features a heavyweight showdown for the UFC title when current two-division champion Daniel Cormier faces off against heavy-handed slugger Derrick Lewis, who is returning to action just one month after his impressive come-from-behind knockout victory over Alexander Volkov.
In the co-main event, top middleweight contenders Chris Weidman and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza go toe-to-toe as they attempt to make their case for the next title shot at 185-pounds.
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 230 Embedded.
UFC 230 Viewing Information & Details
Event: UFC 230: Cormier vs. Lewis
Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018
Location: Manhattan, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Main Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Prelims Start Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FX, Pay-per-view
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 230 Embedded, two-division champion Daniel Cormier readies himself for a uniquely fearless opponent; heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis trains for another knockout win. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman zeroes in on BJJ under his longtime coach, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra. Middleweight foe Jacare Souza anticipates a champion versus champion caliber matchup. Lewis feels the spotlight at a local Rockets game, and Cormier decorates pumpkins with his family.
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 230 Embedded, two-division champion Daniel Cormier does a workout in his swimming pool as his opponent, heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis, improves his cardio outdoors. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman continues his camp in Long Island and discusses fight week hair care; opponent Jacare Souza packs for the trip from Florida to The Big Apple. Cormier arrives in New York City and does media, as Lewis deals with the ripple effect of his last post-fight interview.
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 230 Embedded, former middleweight champion Chris Weidman enjoys time with his family, while opponent Jacare Souza keeps his training on schedule in New York City. Middleweight Israel Adesanya gets an early taste of Madison Square Garden at a Knicks game. Two-division champ Daniel Cormier prepares to be the smaller man inside the Octagon in his heavyweight title fight against Derrick Lewis, who gets a hero’s flight from Houston. Middleweight Derek Brunson sharpens his tools ahead of his fight against Adesanya, who relishes the fight week spotlight.
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 230 Embedded, two-division champion Daniel Cormier sharpens all of his skills at Renzo Gracie’s New York City gym. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman feels at home alongside his coach Ray Longo and friend Gian Villante. At open workouts, middleweight Jacare Souza learns basketball skills on the fly, and heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis entertains the crowd. Weidman takes a break from shopping to make some media calls. Middleweight Derek Brunson enjoys time with his son, as opponent Israel Adesanya draws attention even in the middle of Times Square.
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 230 Embedded, middleweight Chris Weidman’s UFC entourage grows with the arrival of Aljamain Sterling and Stephen Thompson. The good-natured group crosses paths with two-division champion Daniel Cormier’s team at Renzo Gracie’s gym. Middleweight Jacare Souza continues to mix striking into his world-class jiu-jitsu. At media day, UFC 230 opponents Derek Brunson and Israel Adesanya preview their matchup. Other attendees include middleweight David Branch, Weidman, Cormier and heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis.
UFC 230 Embedded, Episode 6
On Episode 6 of UFC 230 Embedded, heavyweight title challenger Derrick Lewis reveals the upbringing that fueled his drive to succeed, and middleweight Chris Weidman cuts weight surrounded by his “true team.” On Friday morning, everyone makes weight, including Weidman and opponent Jacare Souza, and Lewis and two-weight champ Daniel Cormier. Then everyone heads to Madison Square Garden to face off at ceremonial weigh-ins.