UFC Fight Island Is Officially Happening This July in Abu Dhabi

As the old saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. 2020, at every turn, proves that saying is valid. In this case, the UFC is set to continue operations with Fight Island next month. This has been confirmed by UFC President Dana White, who has been discussing the idea for a few months, but has now confirmed that it is actually happening in addition to disclosing the location.

Taking to Twitter, Dana White revealed more about a brief teaser, a motion poster featuring a ring, commonly known as the “Octagon”. It is on a beach near which waves are crashing. The teaser suggests that there will be events on the island of Yes in Abu Dhabi. The first of four scheduled events to take place in July is scheduled to take place on 11 July. White had to say about this.

“We are really going to the island of Yes, right now, to overcome these conflicts, because the hardest thing right now is to bring people from other parts of the world into the country. And we are a true global business; ‘ Who are pulling live sports right now. And if I continue to fight in the United States, I’m going to burn all my American talent. So now we’re ready to go to Yas Island, It’s set. UP. “

UFC 251 will take place on 11 July and will be available as a pay-per-view event. Dates for July 15, 18 and 25 are set for further events. Dana White went on to elaborate on the idea of ​​Fight Island, speaking further.

“We came up with the idea of ​​fights on ‘Fight Island’ because we needed a destination to hold international events … Abu Dhabi has been a wonderful place to hold fights over the last 10 years, and it These events are the right place for this. The infrastructure we are building will be an opportunity of a lifetime for the fighters that has never been done before, the arena, the private training facility and the Octagon on the island, it is going to be one Hai experience that none of us will ever forget. I can’t wait to finish the amazing fights off Yas Island. “

Major games will need to be creative to resume safely for a period of time, but this one is truly unique. Abu Dhabi will build a “safety zone”, which will span 10 square miles on the island, to help the events take place as safely as possible. The area includes an arena and a hotel, as well as food and training facilities. UFC athletes, coaches, staff and other event personnel will be allowed in this area.

There will be a fight between Kamru Usman and Gilbert Burns competing in the main event at UFC 251. Featherweight champion Alexander Volkanowski will take on Max Holloway and Petr Yan will play it out with Jose Aldo. Rose Namajunas and Jessica Andrade are also up for a fight, as are Paige Vanzant and Amanda Ribas. This news was previously reported by CBS Sports.

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