Confirmation of a fighting island at UFC in Abu Dhabi

Confirmation of a fighting island at UFC in Abu Dhabi

However, fast forward two months, he has achieved unimaginable. White announced on Tuesday that UFC “Island of Combat” will be Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The island will host four events, including the UFC 251 Pay Per View event, between July 11 and July 25.

To ensure it is a safe environment in the midst of the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) will close the island of approximately 10 square miles (25 km), which will include the plaza, hotel, training facilities and restaurants.

Access to this “safety zone” will only be allowed for UFC athletes, their coaches, UFC employees and other event workers.

The fighters will remain and train on the island with El Obeid saying These battles will take place in “The Octagon in the Sand”.
“We came up with the idea of ​​fighting battles on” the island of combat “because we needed a destination to hold international events during the global epidemic,” he said. He said The current situation.

“Abu Dhabi has been a great site for fighting for the past ten years and is the ideal venue for these events.

“The infrastructure that we are building will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fighters that has not been done before – from the scene and the private training facility and from the eight on the island – it will be an unforgettable experience.”

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Since the coronavirus outbreak, White has made sure to host the battles as soon as possible.

After being forced to postpone six scheduled events, the UFC did is back According to a fixed schedule since May 9, three events have been held in Florida and two others in Las Vegas.

However, to accommodate his international fighters who had fought to enter the United States due to travel restrictions, White was looking for an international venue.

UFC and Abu Dhabi have long had close ties, as Yas Island hosted its first event in 2010. Recently, UFC hosted 242 in September 2019, headed by a light battle between Khatib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Boyer.

“We have worked closely with all government agencies in Abu Dhabi to ensure that the launch of this historic event meets the highest safety standards for athletes, coaches and all UFC employees as well as the safety of our community.” Mubarak, DCT President Abu Dhabi He said.
Workers clear the appraiser at UFC APEX, the yard designated for UFC.

“Abu Dhabi this year has successfully demonstrated its ability to deal with all challenges and enhance the welfare of its visitors and residents; today, we are here to showcase the best of our capital, and we look forward to opening our doors again to the world.”

UFC 251 will feature three championship matches, including a major battle between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns for a good weight title.

It will also feature a replay of badminton champion Alexander Vulkanowski against Max Holloway and Petr Yan against Jose Aldo for a UFC vacant title.

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