'UFC 236 Embedded,' No. 4: Enjoy a moment with 'Mini Blessed' and his old man
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 fourth episode of “UFC 236 Embedded” previews the two interim title fights. Here’s the UFC’s description:
On Episode 4 of UFC 236 Embedded, opponents Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree train for what they predict will be a light heavyweight slugfest. Middleweight title contender Israel Adesanya and lightweight title contender Dustin Poirier show some skin for the camera. Featherweight champion Max Holloway introduces the man who calls the shots during his fights. And the stars of the main and comain, including middleweight title contender Kelvin Gastelum, hype up the crowd at open workouts.
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 1: Max Holloway drives Porsches, mocks Conor McGregor
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 2: ‘I’m going to finish Max’
- ‘UFC 236 Embedded,’ No. 3: ‘Kelvin’s got a soft body … and a big head’