Four events will be held on the island, including pay-per-view UFC 251, between July 11 and 25.
To ensure a safe environment in the midst of the current coronavirus pandemic, the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) will seal nearly 25 kilometers of the 10-square-kilometer island, which will include an arena, hotel, training rooms and dining rooms.
Only UFC athletes, their coaches, UFC staff and other event staff will be allowed to enter this “safety zone”.
“Abu Dhabi has been an amazing place to hold fights for the last ten years and is the perfect place for these events.
“The infrastructure we’re building will be an opportunity for fighters like never before – from the arena, private training and the Octagon on the island – it will be an experience none of us will forget.”
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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, White has wanted to host the fighting as soon as possible.
However, in order to receive his international fighters who were struggling to enter the United States due to travel restrictions, White set out in search of an international place.
The UFC and Abu Dhabi have been in a close relationship for a long time, and Yas Island was the first host in 2010. He recently hosted UFC 242 in September 2019, under the title of an easy title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
“This year Abu Dhabi has successfully proven its ability to cope with all challenges and promote the well-being of its visitors and residents; and today we are here to show the best our capital has to offer, as we look forward to opening our doors once again to the world. “
UFC 251 will play three championship fights, including a head-to-head fight between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns for the middleweight title.
There will also be a draw by champions Alexander Volkanovsky against Max Holloway and Petr Yan against Jose Aldo for an empty UFC spot in the length of the weights.