The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view this weekend with UFC 281, featuring a championship doubleheader at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York.
In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya returns to action to put his 185-pound championship on the line against former kickboxing rival Alex Pereira, who holds a knockout win over the UFC champ and looks to once again score a victory to claim UFC gold.
In the co-main event, women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza defends her title against former champion Zhang Weili. If that wasn’t exciting enough, the featured bout is a lightweight blockbuster between the always-exciting Dustin Poirier and Michael Chandler.
Ahead of this weekend’s event, the UFC uploaded its behind-the-scenes YouTube series “UFC Embedded” to give you an up-close look at what the fighters go through on fight week as they make their final preparations for Saturday night.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
Below is all of the information you will need leading up to the fight, including every episode of UFC 281 Embedded.
UFC 281 Embedded: Episode 1
Champ Israel Adesanya and his UFC 281 teammates get Jersey tough; foe Alex Pereira trains in the Tri-State area as well. Champ Carla Esparza preps to face a powerhouse, Zhang Weili, who simulates fight night in Las Vegas.
UFC 281 Embedded: Episode 2
Champ Israel Adesanya takes in some fine art. Alex Pereira sweats in the fresh air. Michael Chandler eyes redemption at MSG and trains with Kamaru Usman. Champ Carla Esparza embraces the process. Zhang Weili lands in NYC.
UFC 281: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 281: Adesanya vs. Pereira
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2022
Location: New York City, New York
Venue: Madison Square Garden
Main Card Card Time: 10:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN News, ESPN+