The Champ Arrives in Rio: UFC 224 Embedded

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On Episode 1 of UFC 224 Embedded, strawweight Mackenzie Dern reflects on a lifetime spent in jiu-jitsu, and middleweight Kelvin Gastelum wraps his camp with a sparring day. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes gets a massage at home, then packs alongside her girlfriend, strawweight Nina Ansaroff.

Middleweight Jacare Souza readies for his first UFC fight in Rio. Bantamweight title challenger Raquel Pennington spends her Sunday getting ready for the trip with her fiancee, strawweight Tecia Torres.

UFC 224 Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the women’s bantamweight championship.

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Tune in on Saturday for full UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington live results and fight stats. The first UFC 224 bout is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT.