UFC 248 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas is just around the corner and the Ultimate Fighting Championship is ramping up its promotional efforts for the championship doubleheader on Saturday, March 7.
The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero, while Zhang Weili makes the first defense of her women’s strawweight championship against former titleholder Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
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 248 Embedded.
UFC 248 Embedded: Episode 1
Champion Zhang Weili’s camp is impacted by coronavirus; opponent Joanna Jedrzejczyk plans to recapture the title. Middleweight king Israel Adesanya visualizes a fight night shower. Bantamweight Sean O’Malley readies after two years away from the sport. UFC 248 is Saturday, March 7 in Las Vegas.
UFC 248 Embedded: Episode 2
Champ Israel Adesanya chooses a car for each day of the week; challenger Yoel Romero does LA media and demos moves on Paige VanZant. UFC PI is a hub for UFC 248 fighters including champion Zhang Weili, Li Jingliang, Sean O’Malley and Drakkar Klose.
UFC 248 Embedded: Episode 3
Joanna Jedrzejczyk does media in NYC, then hits Vegas. Champion Israel Adesaya and team take in the UFC Apex; Zhang Weili gets fitted and photographed. Neil Magny and Li Jingliang look forward to their clash. Yoel Romero is grateful for his title shot. UFC 248 is Saturday, March 7 in Las Vegas.
UFC 248 Embedded: Episode 4
Champions Zhang Weili and Israel Adesanya find inner peace in the gym. Joanna Jedrzejczyk says she’s still the top strawweight. Fans from around the world cheer at open workouts ahead of Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero and Zhang vs. Joanna.
UFC 248 Embedded: Episode 5
Zhang Weili, Sean O’Malley and Li Jingliang train at UFC PI. Joanna Jedrzejczyk juggles cauliflower ear and stilettos. At media day, Jose Quinonez goes for blood, Zhang practices her English, and headliners Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero face off.
UFC 248: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero
Date: Saturday, March 7
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Venue: T-Mobile Arena
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, ESPN, ESPN+
UFC 248 Fight Card
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10:00 p.m. ET)
- Champ Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero – for middleweight title
- Champ Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk – for strawweight title
- Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
- Li Jingliang vs. Neil Magny
- Max Griffin vs. Alex Oliveira
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8:00 p.m. ET)
- Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
- Austin Hubbard vs. Mark Madsen
- Saparbek Safarov vs. Rodolfo Vieira
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 6:15 p.m. ET)
- Polyana Viana vs. Emily Whitmire
- Giga Chikadze vs. Jamall Emmers
- Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti