A mixed martial arts promotion’s Fight Island to be located in Abu Dhabi has been confirmed by UFC chief Dana White. Next month four events will be hosted including UFC 251.
In April, The UFC was close to securing a private island to stage bouts for international fighters, incompetent to enter the United States due to travel restrictions amid the pandemic COVID-19, said White.
He added, Yas Island was breathing to host UFC 251 on 11 July, and three-fight night events on 15,18 and 25 July. The one with all the infrastructure needed is set up at the venue which is less than a mile from the international airport.
From over the past 10 years, Abu Dhabi has been an amazing location to hold fights and the perfect place for the events.
As quoted by White, “The infrastructure we are building will be such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the fighters that’s never been done before – from the arena, the private training facility, and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an experience that none of us will ever forget.”
Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, which has killed over 1,108,000 people in the US, the UFC postponed several events scheduled between March and May. On 9 May in Florida, the promotion resumed action without fans.