It’s officially fight week, with UFC 241 bringing mixed martial arts fans an exciting fight card live on pay-per-view from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Saturday, August 17. The event will be headlined by a rematch in the heavyweight division as Stipe Miocic attempts to avenge a first-round knockout loss to current titleholder Daniel Cormier.
In the co-main event, fan favorite Nate Diaz ends a three-year hiatus to return to the Octagon to take on former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
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 241 Embedded.
UFC 241: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2019
Location: Anaheim, California
Venue: Honda Center
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 241 Embedded, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier works out al fresco and underwater. Former champion Stipe Miocic reflects on the year of rest, reinvention and fatherhood he’s enjoyed since his last bout against Cormier. Former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis, now a top-10 welterweight, readies his knockout skills for Saturday’s bout against Nate Diaz.
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 241 Embedded, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier cooks for his kids, then previews an upcoming title fight via video game. Former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic visits a flea market and struggles to master the concept of haggling. Welterweight Anthony Pettis gets out of the gym and goes fishing with his team; as opponent Nate Diaz turns a beach home into a dojo.
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 241 Embedded, former heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic wraps up his Cleveland training camp. Current titleholder Daniel Cormier hits Hollywood, with stops at Extra TV and TMZ. In Milwaukee, Anthony Pettis gets in an extra workout, his energy buoyed by his new weight class. Opponent Nate Diaz surrounds himself with his team for a dip in the ocean.
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 241 Embedded, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier keeps his cool by surrounding himself with his team, even as he shakes the impressively strong hand of his opponent, Stipe Miocic. Former champion Anthony Pettis feels physically primed as he aims to take his emotions out of his upcoming welterweight bout with Nate Diaz.
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 241 Embedded, heavyweight Stipe Miocic counsels his coach post wine-glass-injury. At fight week photo sessions, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier reveals a superstitious side, middleweight Yoel Romero does pushups, and welterweight Nate Diaz drapes himself in a flag. Cormier and Miocic plus Diaz and Anthony Pettis attend open workouts, where Cormier’s son emcees and Diaz lights up the crowd by lighting up.
UFC 241 Embedded, Episode 6
On Episode 6 of UFC 241 Embedded, heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier throws out the first pitch at an Angels game. Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis gets a workout in, enjoying how he feels as he approaches welterweight. At Ultimate Media Day, Cormier faces off against former champion Stipe Miocic and middleweights Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero share a staredown, but Pettis takes the stage solo when opponent Nate Diaz is a no-show.
UFC 241 Fight Card
Main Card (10:00 PM ET, PPV)
- Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic
- Nate Diaz vs. Anthony Pettis
- Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa
- Gabriel Benitez vs. Sodiq Yusuff
- Derek Brunson vs. Ian Heinisch
Preliminary Card (8:00 PM ET, ESPN)
- Devonte Smith vs. Clay Collard
- Raphael Assuncao vs. Cory Sandhagen
- Christos Giagos vs. Drakkar Klose
- Manny Bermudez vs. Casey Kenney
Preliminary Card (6:15 PM ET, Fight Pass)
- Hannah Cifers vs. Jodie Esquibel
- Kyung Ho Kang vs. Brandon Davis
- Shana Dobson vs. Sabina Mazo