Sunday, June 2, 2024

UFC 296 ‘Embedded,’ No. 2: Paddy Pimblett geeks out at the Mob Museum

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The UFC is back for its final pay-per-view of 2023, and the popular “Embedded” fight week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.

UFC 296 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN2 and early prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, welterweight champion Leon Edwards puts his belt on the line against former interim champ Colby Covington. And in the co-main event, Alexandre Pantoja defends his flyweight title against Brandon Royval in a rematch of a 2021 bout that Pantoja won by submission.

The UFC 296 main card also features Shavkat Rakhmonov vs. Stephen Thompson in a key welterweight bout; legend Tony Ferguson vs. rising star Paddy Pimblett at lightweight; and another welterweight encounter between Ian Machado Garry and Vicente Luque.

The first episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:

Colby Covington shoots hoops, champ Alexandre Pantoja works on strength, and Brandon Royval does the conditioning. Paddy Pimblett furthers his mob knowledge. Stephen Thompson sticks to the gym and champ Leon Edwards takes in a Raiders game.

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For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 296.

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