UFC Fight Island is set for its premiere on July 11 and it is a doozy. UFC president Dana White joined ESPN’s Initially Acquire on Tuesday to reveal that UFC 251 will aspect a few championship bouts on Yaz Island in Abu Dhabi.
“So, most people has been dying to locate out in which Struggle Island is, so right now I’m below to announce that Combat Island is on Yaz Island in Abu Dhabi. Just like I explained about Florida, how the commission and the govt worked with us there to pull off this combat. Exact same factor with Abu Dhabi. These guys have been astounding partners in all the things that we’ve ever carried out with them,” White claimed in saying Battle Island’s location.
Fight Island’s place is not all that surprising looking at the promotion’s heritage with Abu Dhabi and the city’s willingness to build amenities to in good shape what the UFC wished in the previous. Now they are doing it for an ongoing basis that will very likely very last till pandemic limits start out to carry for sports activities with reside crowds all over the world.
The initial battle card on Struggle Island, UFC 251, is likely all-in. White needed to kick off the UFC’s return from its two-thirty day period shutdown with three title fights at UFC 249, but was only equipped to retain two championship bouts on that card. He’ll now get to shift in advance with a few at UFC 251, barring any unforeseen adjustments.
“We’re heading UFC 251, Saturday, July 11, in Abu Dhabi. And we basically just received (Gilbert) Burns vs. (Kamaru) Usman accomplished. So that card: Usman vs. Burns, (Alexander) Volkanovski vs. (Max) Holloway, Peter Yan vs. (Jose) Aldo, Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas, and (Amanda) Ribas vs. (Paige) VanZant,” White declared.
“The first card in Abu Dhabi is ridiculous. The next combat will be Wednesday, July 15 then Saturday, July 18 and then Saturday, July 25.”
UFC 251 on Combat Island (Yaz Island, Abu Dhabi)
- UFC Welterweight Championship: Kamaru Usman (c) vs. Gilbert Burns
- UFC Featherweight Championship: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Max Holloway
- UFC Bantamweight Championship: Peter Yan vs. Jose Aldo
- Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
- Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant
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