On Episode 5 of UFC 235 Embedded, all of the event’s athletes attend Ultimate Media Day. Faceoffs feature light heavyweight headliners Jon Jones and Anthony Smith, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Kamaru Usman, and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and opponent Ben Askren. The UFC Performance Institute draws a who’s-who of UFC 235, including Russia’s Zabit Magomedsharipov, Brazil’s Johnny Walker, former champion Cody Garbrandt and strawweight Tecia Torres. The men from the night’s two championship fights entertain at open workouts, one arriving in an impromptu party bus.
On Episode 4 of UFC 235 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones stays focused by watching opponent Anthony Smith’s interviews. Welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman gets custom meals for the week at the UFC Performance Institute, where training partner and former champion Rashad Evans runs into several of his past opponents. Jones has a friendly interaction with former rival Evans and meets French heavyweight Francis Ngannou. Teammates Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren continue to train together in Las Vegas, Woodley for his welterweight title defense and Askren for his Octagon debut. Former bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt introduces welterweight Diego Sanchez to his secret weapon – his son.
On Episode 3 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.
On Episode 2 of UFC 235 Embedded, welterweight title challenger Kamaru Usman puts his endurance on display during a New York City media tour and takes a call from lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith sneaks in some Big Apple sightseeing between interviews. On the opposite coast, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and debuting welterweight Ben Askren talk about their history as teammates and friends. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones puts in a hard workout, then clears his mind with some high-altitude outdoor time.
Episode 1 of UFC 235 Embedded features light heavyweight champion Jon Jones training for his upcoming title defense while his challenger Anthony Smith embraces the mild weather and hostile drivers of the East Coast after escaping a Nebraska blizzard. Also, Kamaru Usman sharpens his tools for his welterweight title bout against champ Tyron Woodley and goes dress shopping with his daughter. Take a look at all-access, behind-the-scenes footage leading up to the two world title fights taking place at UFC 235 on Saturday, March 2nd on Pay-Per-View.