UFC 299 ‘Embedded,’ No. 5: Sean O’Malley plays girl dad on way to press conference

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

UFC 299 (pay-per-view, ESPNews, ESPN+) takes place Saturday at Kaseya Center in Miami.

In the main event, bantamweight champion Sean O'Malley (17-1 MMA, 9-1 UFC) makes his first title defense against Marlon Vera (21-8-1 MMA, 15-7 UFC), with the champ looking to avenge his only loss, which came against “Chito” by TKO in 2020. The co-headliner is a five-round lightweight showdown between veteran Dustin Poirier (29-8 MMA, 21-7 UFC) and rising contender Benoit Saint-Denis (13-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC), who has a golden opportunity to make a name for himself on a big stage.

Also featured on the main card is the debut former Bellator star Michael Page (21-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) against Kevin Holland (25-10 MMA, 12-7 UFC) in a welterweight bout; Gilbert Burns (22-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) vs. Jack Della Maddalena (16-2 MMA, 6-0 UFC) in another welterweight showcase; and former bantamweight champion Petr Yan (16-5 MMA, 8-4 UFC) looking to get back on track against rising Chinese star Song Yadong (21-7-1 MMA, 10-2-1 UFC).

The fifth 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:

Dustin Poirier sits with DC; Michael “Venom” Page and Marlon Vera work out. Gilbert Burns gets some custom kicks. Joanne Wood readies for a new chapter. Fans turn it up at the presser with Dana White, champ Sean O’Malley and more.

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