The Ultimate Fighting Championship caps off the year with UFC 232, headlined by two title fights. There was some last-minute chaos — with the event moving from Las Vegas to California in the week leading up to the fight — but now the pay-per-view is just a couple of days away.
In the main event, former champion Jon Jones makes his return to the Octagon for a light heavyweight title fight against Alexander Gustafsson, a rematch of a bout that was once the toughest test of his career. The co-main event, meanwhile, features a superfight in the women’s division with bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes moving up a division to square off against featherweight queen Cris Cyborg.
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 232 Embedded.
UFC 232 Viewing Information & Details
Event: UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2
Date: Saturday, December 29, 2018
Location: Inglewood, California
Venue: The Forum
Main Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass, FOX Sports 1, Pay-per-view
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 232 Embedded, women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg works on her cardio and parking skills in the predawn hours. Light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson arrives early to get his body adjusted to the time difference, finishing his camp at the UFC’s Performance Institute. In New York City, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes makes media rounds with fiancée Nina Ansaroff. And former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones runs wild in an Albuquerque toy department, buying Christmas gifts for needy children.
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 232 Embedded, light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson meets with media in Las Vegas. Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes gets a massage at home before packing for her trip. Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg puts in time at the gym, then relaxes in a different type of cage with her cats. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones proves motivated and menacing in training, and opponent Gustafsson unwinds with his team over boxing.
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 232 Embedded, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and fiancée Nina Ansaroff arrive for their second fight week Christmas in Las Vegas. Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg spends Sunday at church, stopping for a photo op with Santa. Light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson takes a Sundance Helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon to break up the boredom of fight preparation, but when he lands, things are anything but boring as UFC President Dana White summons him to HQ with some shocking news about former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 232 Embedded, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes spends Christmas Eve in the gym alongside fiancee Nina Ansaroff and fellow UFC 232 athlete Michael Chiesa. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones follows suit in Albuquerque, then heads to Las Vegas with welterweight Carlos Condit. Light heavyweight headliner Alexander Gustafsson checks in to the Las Vegas hotel along with other fighters, as the athletes ready for an unusual two-city fight week.
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 232 Embedded, light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson road trips to LA with his team ahead of Saturday’s fight. Featherweight Chad Mendes arrives in SoCal, joined by coaches including mentor Urijah Faber. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones boards the UFC-chartered jet alongside his fellow UFC 232 athletes, including teammates Carlos Condit and Andrei Arlovski. Featherweight Megan Anderson enjoys the jet-setting travel accommodations, as opponent Cat Zingano takes the detour in stride. In LA, Jones and Gustafsson appear at a press conference alongside co-main stars and champions Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes, with UFC President Dana White hosting. The animosity between the headliners is on full display in front of the raucous crowd.
UFC 232 Embedded, Episode 6
On Episode 6 of UFC 232 Embedded, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones gets motivated to recapture his belt with inspirational photos and quotes. Featherweight Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski cuts weight for what he expects to be a breakthrough fight against veteran Chad Mendes. His fellow Aussie featherweight Megan Anderson makes weight underwater and shares plans for a new addition to her family. Jones and opponent Alexander Gustafsson hit their target numbers at Friday morning’s official weigh-in, as do women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and her challenger, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Then it’s one more set of staredowns, this time in front of fans at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
UFC 232 Fight Card
|Light Heavyweight||Jon Jones||vs.||Alexander Gustafsson|
|Women’s Featherweight||Cris Cyborg (c)||vs.||Amanda Nunes|
|Welterweight||Carlos Condit||vs.||Michael Chiesa|
|Light Heavyweight||Ilir Latifi||vs.||Corey Anderson|
|Featherweight||Chad Mendes||vs.||Alexander Volkanovski|
|Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)|
|Heavyweight||Andrei Arlovski||vs.||Walt Harris|
|Women’s Featherweight||Cat Zingano||vs.||Megan Anderson|
|Bantamweight||Douglas Silva de Andrade||vs.||Petr Yan|
|Lightweight||B.J. Penn||vs.||Ryan Hall|
|Early Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)|
|Bantamweight||Andre Ewell||vs.||Nathaniel Wood|
|Middleweight||Uriah Hall||vs.||Bevon Lewis|
|Welterweight||Curtis Millender||vs.||Siyar Bahadurzada|
|Bantamweight||Brian Kelleher||vs.||Montel Jackson|