The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with UFC 247 on Saturday, February 8 in Houston, Texas. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight championship bout between current champion Jon Jones and undefeated challenger Dominick Reyes.
In the co-main event, women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko puts her title on the line against Kaitlyn Chookagian.
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.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
Below is all of the information you will need leading up to the fight, including every episode of UFC 247 Embedded.
UFC 247 Embedded: Episode 1
On Episode 1 of UFC 247 Embedded, light heavyweight Dominick Reyes trains in Southern California under Joe “Daddy” Stevenson for his title fight and pays homage to another sports great. Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko finishes her globe-hopping training camp outside of Houston. Challenger Katlyn Chookagian pursues greatness alongside former champ Frankie Edgar at her home gym in New Jersey. Champ Jon Jones starts his practice with a prayer.
UFC 247 Embedded: Episode 2
On Episode 2 of UFC 247 Embedded, light heavyweight Dominick Reyes loads up for a travel day and gets fight inspiration from the Super Bowl. Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko draws energy from the water at a Texas beach, then draws in the sand. Challenger Katlyn Chookagian explains the strategy behind her commuter fight camp. On the mats and in the pool, champion Jon Jones is focused and calm ahead of his title defense.
UFC 247 Embedded, Episode 3
On Episode 3 of UFC 247 Embedded, flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko shows off her sharpshooting skills. Opponent Katlyn Chookagian resets with a walk on the beach. Light heavyweight title challenger Dominick Reyes embraces fight week with a high-energy workout and an inspirational Nate Diaz quote. Reigning champ Jon Jones flies to Houston and meets his brother, Arizona Cardinal Chandler Jones. Local heavyweight Derrick Lewis gets his supplement regime approved.
UFC 247 Embedded, Episode 4
On Episode 4 of UFC 247 Embedded, flyweight title challenger Katlyn Chookagian hits the court at a Houston Rockets game. Lightweight title challenger Dominick Reyes goes jewelry shopping and breaks down his path to victory. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones enjoys a hearty breakfast and watches more footage on his opponent. Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko spends hours hitting mitts and grappling.
UFC 247 Embedded, Episode 5
On Episode 5 of UFC 247 Embedded, title challengers Katlyn Chookagian and Dominick Reyes join a Jon Anik-hosted athlete panel alongside Ilir Latifi, who makes his heavyweight debut this weekend. After their session, champions Valentina Shevchenko and Jon Jones take the stage with local heavyweight Derrick Lewis. Chookagian gets in a quick workout, and then the challengers and champions take more questions, this time from reporters, at Ultimate Media Day.
UFC 247 Embedded, Episode 6
On Episode 6 of UFC 247 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones enjoys sweet notes from his daughter, a small lunch and big guns. The two title fights are official — and intense — as flyweight queen, Valentina Shevchenko faces off against Katlyn Chookagian, and Jones squares up with Dominick Reyes at the ceremonial weigh-in. Middleweight James Krause steps up on very short notice to compete on Saturday.
UFC 247: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 247: Jones vs Reyes
Date: Saturday, February 8
Location: Houston, Texas
Venue: Toyota Center
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+
UFC 247 Fight Card
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ Pay-Per-View)
- Jon Jones (c) vs. Dominick Reyes – light heavyweight championship
- Valentina Shevchenko (c) vs. Katlyn Chookagian – flyweight championship
- Juan Adams vs. Justin Tafa
- Mirsad Bektić vs. Dan Ige
- Derrick Lewis vs. Ilir Latifi
Prelims (8 p.m. ET on ESPN)
- Jimmie Rivera vs. Marlon Vera
- Trevin Gyles vs. Antonio Arroyo
- Alex Moreno vs. Kalinn Williams — Dhiego Lima Injured
- Lauren Murphy vs. Andrea Lee
Early Prelims (6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass)
- Myles Johns vs. Mario Bautista
- Domingo Pilarte vs. Journey Newson
- Andre Ewell vs. Jonathan Martinez