UFC has confirmed it’s going to return to the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi for a collection of occasion in October.
The showcase shall be headlined by UFC 267 on Saturday, October 30th.
The return of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, a collection of occasions set to run alongside UFC 267, will characteristic city-wide activations together with fan occasions, health showcases and way more.
This second version of the occasion is a part of the five-year partnership between by UFC and Abu Dhabi Division of Tradition & Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi).
The inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week was held in September 2019 and culminated with the thrilling UFC 242: Khabib Vs. Poirier in entrance of a sold-out crowd of over 14,000 followers on Yas island.
Abu Dhabi went on to cement its place because the worldwide combat capital of the world and additional strengthen its partnership with UFC by changing into the official house of UFC Battle Island, the fight sports activities phenomenon that captured the creativeness of the sports activities world.
A complete of 12 UFC Battle Island occasions have been held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi since July final yr, permitting for UFC athletes from all all over the world to compete in a secure and safe bubble through the pandemic.
As Abu Dhabi step by step reopens to welcome vacationers as soon as once more, UFC will be capable of return to the emirate, permitting followers to witness the fun of a reside occasion on the state-of-the-art Etihad Enviornment.
“We’re going again to Abu Dhabi in October,” stated UFC president, Dana White.
“Abu Dhabi is unbelievable – I like that place and the folks.
“I’ve been speaking about all the issues we’re engaged on.
“I plan on getting all of the offers buttoned up this summer season.
“I can’t wait to return and share all the pieces we’re engaged on collectively.”
UFC 267 shall be proven reside through world broadcasters the world over.
Within the UAE and all through the remainder of the Center East and North Africa, UFC content material is broadcast on Abu Dhabi Sports activities and streamed on UFC Arabia.
“That is certainly a very particular milestone for Abu Dhabi and yet one more indication of the energy of our partnership with UFC, in addition to Abu Dhabi’s readiness to host momentous sporting occasions,” stated Ali Hassan Al Shaiba, govt director, tourism and advertising, at DCT Abu Dhabi.
“Following the success of the earlier Battle Island editions, the last word aim was all the time to deliver again followers, and with laborious work, collaboration and coordination throughout Abu Dhabi authorities entities, private and non-private sectors and our UFC companions, we can obtain this as soon as once more, permitting followers to expertise the fun of reside occasions as soon as once more in a secure and safe atmosphere, which stays our utmost precedence.”