Saturday, February 12 sees a titanic championship rematch headline the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, as undisputed UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line against the man he defeated to win it, former champion Robert Whittaker.
The matchup forms the main event of the UFC’s second pay-per-view event of 2022, with middleweight contenders Derek Brunson and Jared Cannonier also set for action on the main card as the pair face off looking to potentially position themselves for a shot at the night’s big winner.
Speaking of big winners, two of the hardest hitters in the UFC heavyweight division will go toe-to-toe in the co-main event, as Australian fan-favorite Tai “Bam Bam” Tuivasa looks to test his power against the undisputed knockout king of the UFC, Derrick Lewis, who has dispatched more opponents via KO or TKO than any fighter in UFC history.
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 Texas 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, “Tai Tuivasa keeps his training low-key; champ Israel Adesanya and team do the opposite. Derek Brunson starts his weight cut. Jared Cannonier sharpens his mind. Athletes entertain at the presser.”
Check out the full episode below.