Brooklyn, N.Y. (Fri, April 6, 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 #5.
In the main event, Al Iaquinta (13-3-1 MMA, 8-2 UFC) will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov (25-0 MMA, 9-0 UFC) for the undisputed lightweight title. 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).
Official UFC YouTube description:
On Episode 5 of UFC 223 Embedded, lightweight champion Conor McGregor unexpectedly arrives, causing a disruption on the loading dock. Dana White checks in with athletes affected by the incident and addresses the situation. The UFC celebrates its 25th anniversary by visiting the New York Stock Exchange. Ragin’ Al Iaquinta steps in to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event. UFC 223 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two championship bouts at UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta on Saturday, April 7 on Pay-Per-View.
UFC 223: Al Iaquinta vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Card:
(Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
For the lightweight title: Al Iaquinta 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 – REMOVED FROM CARD
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Bec Rawlings
Devin Clark vs. Michael Rodriguez
Kyle Bochniak vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
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