On episode one of UFC 232 Embedded, women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg works on her cardio and parking skills in the predawn hours. Light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson arrives early to get his body adjusted to the time difference, finishing his camp at the UFC’s Performance Institute.
In New York City, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes makes media rounds with fiancée Nina Ansaroff. And former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones runs wild in an Albuquerque toy department, buying Christmas gifts for needy children.
On episode two of UFC 232 Embedded, light heavyweight title contender Alexander Gustafsson meets with media in Las Vegas. Bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes gets a massage at home before packing for her trip. Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg puts in time at the gym, then relaxes in a different type of cage with her cats.
Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones proves motivated and menacing in training, and opponent Gustafsson unwinds with his team over boxing.
On episode three of UFC 232 Embedded, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and fiancée Nina Ansaroff arrive for their second fight week Christmas in Las Vegas. Featherweight champion Cris Cyborg spends Sunday at church, stopping for a photo op with Santa.
Light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson takes a helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon to break up the boredom of fight preparation, but when he lands, things are anything but boring as UFC President Dana White summons him to HQ with some shocking news about former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
Below is the current UFC 232 fight card:
MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)
Vacant UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson
UFC Female Featherweight Championship
Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Amanda Nunes
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa vs. Carlos Condit
Light Heavyweight: Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson
Featherweight: Chad Mendes vs. Alexander Volkanovski
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)
Heavyweight: Andrei Arlovski vs. Walt Harris
Female Featherweight: Cat Zingano vs. Megan Anderson
Bantamweight: Douglas Silva de Andrade vs. Petr Yan
Lightweight: BJ Penn vs. Ryan Hall
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Andre Ewell vs. Nathaniel Wood
Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Bevon Lewis
Welterweight: Curtis Millender vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson