On Episode 1 of UFC 239 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pushes himself hard at an S&C session, then roots for a friend’s football team. Challenger Thiago Santos follows his Las Vegas training session with a Brazilian barbecue and singalong. Double-champion Amanda Nunes sharpens her skills at the UFC Performance Institute, then watches her teammate Junior Dos Santos in the main event from Minneapolis.
On Episode 2 of UFC 239 Embedded, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and former bantamweight champion Holly Holm wrap up their camps in their Albuquerque gym then share a meal ahead of their respective title fights. Light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos takes advantage of the Las Vegas heat with an outdoor workout. Welterweight Ben Askren eschews the fighter shuttle in favor of a rental car and a scooter.
On Episode 3 of UFC 239, bantamweight title challenger Holly Holm gets pretty in pink at the nail salon. Stars converge at the UFC Performance Institute: former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and his best friend Lucia, light heavyweight title challenger Thiago Santos, bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, welterweight Ben Askren, and his opponent Jorge Masvidal, who uses the facility’s technology to measure the power of his headbutt. Holm lands in Vegas alongside friend and teammate Jon Jones, UFC light heavyweight champion. Nunes does interviews while watching the World Cup.
On Episode 4 of UFC 239 Embedded, light heavyweight Luke Rockhold turns his suite into a workout facility. Welterweight Michael Chiesa, amused by a message from opponent Diego Sanchez, keeps his training serious while joking around with Rockhold and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. Athletes from the top three fights – light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, challenger Thiago Santos, double champion Amanda Nunes, former bantamweight champion Holly Holm, quick-witted welterweight Ben Askren, and confident opponent Jorge Masvidal– entertain fans with their words and moves at a packed open workout session.
On Episode 5 of UFC 239 Embedded, welterweight Michael Chiesa’s support system arrives in town. Double champ Amanda Nunes and fiancée Nina Ansaroff get dressed up for the World MMA Awards, where Nunes wins more gold. On Thursday, Ultimate Media Day features intense faceoffs between opponents: Chiesa and Diego Sanchez, welterweights Ben Askren and Jorge Masvidal, light heavyweights Jon Jones and Thiago Santos, light heavyweights Jan Blachowicz and Luke Rockhold, and Nunes and Holly Holm.
On Episode 6 of UFC 239 Embedded, fighters hit their targets at a smooth morning weigh-in. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones rides to T-Mobile with his brother Chandler. Welterweight rivals Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren run in backstage before facing off for fans. The stars of the two title fights also have intense staredowns, as double champ Amanda Nunes meets bantamweight Holly Holm and Jones stands off with Thiago Santos.