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The UFC 248 Notebook

It’s the Fight Week of UFC 248, which features a middleweight battle in every sense of the word.

Undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya (18-0-0) takes on dangerous Cuban challenger No.3 Yoel Romero (13-4-0) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the co-main event, women’s strawweight champion Zhang Weili (20-1-0) defends her strap against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (16-3-0).

The main card will air on pay-per-view, with the prelims airing on ESPN and the early prelims on ESPN+.

As usual, there are several free and open events for fans to enjoy.

The UFC 248 open gym workouts are scheduled this week at the MGM Grand casino floor (next to Race & Sports Book). Weili is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT, followed by Romero, Jedrzejczyk, and Adesanya in 20-minute blocks.

Friday will see the a special UFC 249 press conference featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and UFC president Dana White. The conference begins at 3 p.m. ET (doors open at 2:30 p.m. ET), with the ceremonial UFC 248 weigh-ins wrapping up the pre-amble at 4 p.m. ET.

Of course, we have the UFC 248 Embedded series.

Here is the card:

MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

ISRAEL ADESANYA (18-0-0) VS. YOEL ROMERO (13-4-0)

ZHANG WEILI (20-1-0) VS. JOANNA JEDRZEJCZYK (16-3-0)

BENEIL DARIUSH (17-4-1) VS. DRAKKAR KLOSE (11-1-1)

NEIL MAGNY (21-7-0) VS. JINGLIANG LI (17-5-0)

ALEX OLIVEIRA (19-8-1) VS. MAX GRIFFIN (15-7-0)

ESPN PRELIMS (8PM ET/5PM PT)

SEAN O’MALLEY (10-0-0) VS. JOSE ALBERTO QUINONEZ (8-3-0)

AUSTIN HUBBARD (11-3-0) VS. MARK O. MADSEN (9-0-0)

SAPARBEK SAFAROV (9-2-0) VS. RODOLFO VIEIRA (6-0-0)

GERALD MEERSCHAERT (30-12-0) VS. DERON WINN (6-1-0)

ESPN+ PRELIMS (6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT)

POLYANA VIANA (10-4-0) VS. EMILY WHITMIRE (4-3-0)

JAMALL EMMERS (17-4-0) VS. GIGA CHIKADZE (8-2-0)

DANAA BATGEREL (7-2-0) VS. GUIDO CANNETTI (8-4-0)

Check back here later on in the week as we add the UFC 248 Embedded series to this notebook.

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KenaiAndrewshttps://www.mmacrossfire.com
Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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