Brooklyn, N.Y. (Tue, April 3, 2018)– UFC 223 will take place on Saturday April 7, 2018 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. 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” and you can watch the full episodes here on FightBookMMA. We will have them as soon as the promotion makes them available. Below you can watch Episode #2.
In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway (19-3 MMA, 15-3 UFC) will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) for the undisputed lightweight title. Max is coming into this fight on just six days’ notice after the announcement was made that Tony Ferguson had to withdrawal because of a knee injury. In the co-main event, women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas(7-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) will defend her title in a rematch with Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC).
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On Episode 2 of UFC 223 Embedded, former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk learns of the change to the main event on her way to New York and weighs whether it’s all an elaborate April Fools’ joke. In snowy Brooklyn, lightweight title contender Khabib Nurmagomedov continues training and doing media, grateful to have an opponent. Strawweight champion Rose Namajunas shows off her compost garden and dodges tennis balls in Colorado. Featherweight champion Max Holloway lands on the East Coast and promptly hits the gym, where he’s quickly surrounded by members of his opponent’s camp — and Khabib himself. UFC 223 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two championship bouts at UFC 223: Khabib vs. Holloway on Saturday, April 7 on Pay-Per-View.
UFC 223: Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Card:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
For the lightweight title: Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
For women’s strawweight title: Champ Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano
Michael Chiesa vs. Anthony Pettis
Paul Felder vs. Al Iaquinta
PRELIMINARY CARD #2
(FS1, 8 p.m. ET)
Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Joe Lauzon
Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Evan Dunham
PRELIMINARY CARD #1
(UFC Fight Pass, 6:15 p.m. ET)
Alex Caceres vs. Artem Lobov
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Bec Rawlings
Devin Clark vs. Michael Rodriguez
Kyle Bochniak vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
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