First look at UFC's Fight Island
First look at UFC's Fight Island

First look inside UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi!

We love UFC so it’s fair to say we almost gave ourselves an uppercut in all the excitement as these behind-the-scenes videos from Fight Island were released.

With much of the world still pretty much in lockdown, the UFC have decided to create their own self-contained Fight Island for three weeks of bouts. Including UFC 251 which will be held on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

And UFC President Dana White released this behind-the-scenes video overnight giving a first look at what they’ve built.

Fight Island in numbers

UFC 251 starts the Fight Island series on July 11. And the numbers behind the build are seriously impressive.

400,000 hours of work to build the construction
350 tonnes of metal
2,500 staff and fighters
2,000 square mile
Each fighter will have five rounds of testing before each fight
3 medical centres on the island

You can check out the card for UFC 251 here and we’ll be bringing you more from the Abu Dhabi Octagon soon!