Saturday, January 22 sees the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of 2022 as the promotion kicks off the new year with a title fight double-header at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Headlining the card is a battle for the undisputed UFC heavyweight title, as Francis Ngannou puts his title on the line against his former teammate and training partner, current interim heavyweight champion Ciryl Gane.
The co-main event also features championship action, as newly-crowned UFC flyweight champion Brandon Moreno faces off against the man he defeated to win the belt, Brazil’s Deiveson Figueiredo, in a trilogy bout.
Ahead of the event, the UFC’s “Embedded” cameras are following the fighters behind the scenes as they work their way through fight week, from their final moments at home to their arrival in California and their media obligations before the weigh-ins and the final faceoffs before fight night itself.
As described on the UFC’s official YouTube channel, on Episode 5, “Champ Brandon Moreno stays high energy. Champs Kamaru Usman and Francis Ngannou work out together. Ciryl Gane spars. Moreno and Deiveson Figueiredo trade barbs at the press conference, then the title fighters square off.”
Check out the full episode below.