UFC 297 ‘Embedded,’ No. 3: Peace between Dricus Du Plessis and Sean Strickland

The UFC is back for its first pay-per-view of 2024, and the popular “Embedded” fight week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.

UFC 297 takes place Saturday at Scotia Bank Arena in Toronto. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

In the main event, middleweight champion Sean Strickland (28-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC) looks to make his first title defense against challenger Dricus Du Plessis (20-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC). And in the co-main event, top contenders Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2-1 MMA, 5-2-1 UFC) and Raquel Pennington (15-8 MMA, 12-5 UFC) will meet for the vacant women’s bantamweight title.

The third episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:

Headliners cross paths. Champ Sean Strickland sightsees and sweats; foe Dricus Du Plessis works on numbers. Mayra Bueno Silva arrives in Toronto, as does opponent Raquel Pennington. UFC 297 fight week is underway as the athletes check in and do PR.

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