UFC 226 takes place on Saturday July 7, 2018 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card will air on pay-per-view while the prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Its fight week and the promotion has rolled out its online series “Embedded” ahead of their UFC 226 event. UFC 226 Countdown aired this past weekend and you can watch the full episode by going here.
In the main event, Stipe Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) will put his belt on the line against light-heavyweight titleholder Daniel Cormier(20-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) in a champ-vs.-champ fight. In the co-main event champ Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) takes on top contender Brian Ortega (14-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC).
Also on the card we will see Derrick Lewis (19-5 MMA, 10-3 UFC) take on Francis Ngannou (11-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC), Michael Chiesa (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) takes on Anthony Pettis (20-7 MMA, 7-6 UFC). Khalil Rountree (6-2 MMA, 2-2 UFC) meets Gokhan Saki (1-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) to open up the PPV card.
From the official YouTube description:
On Episode 1 of UFC 226 Embedded, featherweight champion Max Holloway adjusts to the heat of Las Vegas, while 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier adjusts to working out at his new size. Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic risks life and limb to assemble his soon-to-be-born daughter’s playpen. Featherweight title challenger Brian Ortega juggles training, surfing, music and karma. Holloway puts in time at the UFC Performance Institute, and Cormier spends time on the soccer field. UFC 226 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights on Saturday, July on Pay-Per-View.
UFC 226 Fight Card:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
For the heavyweight title: Champ Stipe Miocic vs. Champ Daniel Cormier
For the featherweight title: Champ Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega
Derrick Lewis vs. Francis Ngannou
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(8 p.m. ET)
Paulo Costa vs. Uriah Hall
Yancy Medeiros vs. Mike Perry
Raphael Assuncao vs. Rob Font
Max Griffin vs. Curtis Millender
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Gilbert Burns vs. Dan Hooker
Jamie Moyle vs. Emily Whitmire
Drakkar Klose vs. Lando Vannata
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