'UFC 236 Embedded,' No. 3: 'Kelvin's got a soft body ... and a big head'
The UFC’s return to Atlanta after nearly three years is set for Saturday with UFC 236, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready.
UFC 236 takes place at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
In the main event, Max Holloway (20-3 MMA, 16-3 UFC), who is the current UFC featherweight champion, will move up to lightweight to run it back with Dustin Poirier (24-5 MMA, 16-4 UFC), who submitted “Blessed” in the first round of his octagon debut at UFC 143 in February 2012, in an interim championship bout. The co-headliner, meanwhile, will see Kelvin Gastelum (15-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) fight unbeaten Israel Adesanya (16-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) for the interim middleweight strap.
The third episode of “UFC 236 Embedded” previews the two interim title fights. Here’s the UFC’s description:
On Episode 3 of UFC 236 Embedded, lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier has his hair cut by supporters in his adopted Florida home. Featherweight champion Max Holloway signs autographs and gets a tutorial in fight night tech. Middleweight title opponents Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum arrive in Atlanta after unexpectedly circuitous air journeys.
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 1: Max Holloway drives Porsches, mocks Conor McGregor
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 2: ‘I’m going to finish Max’