On the first episode of UFC 179 Embedded, featherweight champion Jose Aldo prepares for his title defense on home soil in Rio, he has harsh words for his opponent Chad Mendes and divisional up-and-comer Conor McGregor. Still stateside in Sacramento, Mendes trains alongside Nate Diaz, then packs for his long trip into enemy territory.

UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog series focusing on the days leading up to the epic UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes 2 fight card, taking place Saturday, October 25th, on Pay-Per-View.

UFC 179 Fight Card

Main Card

  • Jose Aldo vs Chad Mendes – Featherweight title
  • Phil Davis vs Glover Teixeria
  • Fabio Maldonado vs Hans Stringler
  • Darren Elkins vs Luca Martins
  • Beniel Dariush vs Diego Ferreira


  • William Macario vs Neil Magny
  • Yan Cabral vs Naoyuki Kotani
  • Scott Jorgensen vs Wilson Reis
  • Felipe Arantes vs. Andre Fili

Fight Pass Prelims

  • Gilbert Burns vs Christos Giagos
  • Fabricio Camoes vs Tony Martin



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