Fight Island Location Unveiled

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Fight Island Location Unveiled

Dana White provided UFC Supporters something excited to look forward to, with UFC 251s Fight Card being unveiled. This confirmation press release also mentioned that Fight Island would be located in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It’s not surprising that Dana White selected the Middle Eastern nation for the UFCs home base. Delegations with the Abu Dhabi Fighting Association have been consistent for years, creating powerful partnerships through Khabib Nurmagomedov & other Middle Eastern fighters.

The popularity of this MMA Sport has subsequently grown tenfold in this region, prompting Dana White to select Yas Island. White clarified that the primary headquarters for the UFC is the Apex Centres in Las Vegas & Florida. Those anticipating Fight Island won’t have to wait a prolonged period, with the event slated to begin on July 11th and end on July 25th. Dana White didn’t clarify if the UFC will return to Yas Island after July.

UFC 251

Three title fights were confirmed for UFC 251, with the first event involving Kamaru Usman. He’ll defend his welterweight championship belt against former training partner & notable friend, Gilbert Burns. This follows after Kamaru Usman was initially slated to compete against Jorge Masvidal, which was terminated after Masvidal & Dana White couldn’t agree on contract delegations.

Additional fights confirmed for UFC 251 include Alexander Volkanovski, who’s competing against Max Holloway for the Featherweight Division Title. Jose Aldo & Petr Yan are also fighting for the 1st time, which Aldo initially slated to compete against Henry Cejudo before COVID-19. This pandemic period would prompt Cejudo to retire from the UFC. Aldo is expected to win & reobtain a championship position in the Ultimate Fighting Competition.

Dana White announced that four women would also compete at UFC 251. Jessica Andrade is competing against Rose Namajunas, with both being former champions in the Strawweight Division. Another Strawweight bout will unfold against Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant, with neither of these four women slated to compete for another championship until COVID-19 is defeated. Those wanting to watch UFC 251 can pay $100.00 for this Pay-Per-View, which will run roughly four hours.