UFC 235 Embedded, Episode 3: Ben Askren Takes In His First Fight Week
On episode three of UFC 235 Embedded, the stars of the event make their ways to Las Vegas as fight night draws closer: light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith, welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and welterweight king Tyron Woodley.
Inside the UFC offices, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler keeps it low-key, as debuting opponent Ben Askren takes in all of the fight week process. Check-ins feature a who’s-who of the sport, with appearances by UFC 235 competitors Diego Sanchez, Zabit Magomedsharipov, Mickey Gall, Tecia Torres and Gina Mazany.
UFC 235 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the two world title fights taking place Saturday.
Below is the current fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Anthony Smith
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UFC Welterweight Championship
Tyron Woodley (c) vs. Kamaru Usman
Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Ben Askren
Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs. Weili Zhang
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. Pedro Munhoz
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/8 p.m. ET)
Featherweight: Jeremy Stephens vs. Zabit Magomedsharipov
Light Heavyweight: Johnny Walker vs. Misha Cirkunov
Bantamweight: Cody Stamman vs. Alejandro Perez
Welterweight: Diego Sanchez vs. Mickey Gall
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Charles Byrd
Female Bantamweight: Gina Mazany vs. Macy Chiasson
Strawweight: Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifers