UFC returns to Abu Dhabi's Fight Island
UFC returns to Abu Dhabi's Fight Island

UFC returns for two more showdowns at Fight Island Abu Dhabi including Khabib vs. Gaethje

The UFC is back in town for another series of Fight Island shows in Abu Dhabi this September and October.

UFC 251 took place at Fight Island on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and was a huge success. Especially considering it took part at the height of the pandemic and was one of the first mainstream sports to resume action.

Well, the UFC team are now back for two more events including UFC 253 on September 26 and UFC 254 on October 24.

The match-ups

UFC 253 is headlined by Israel Adesanya’s middleweight title defence against Paulo Costa. But while that’s a decent match-up, the entire card for UFC254 is ridiculous including the main action of Khabib vs. Gaethje.

Bold call, but that’s certainly the best card we’ve seen for a loooooooong time.

As before, the UFC events will take place in a strictly controlled bubble featuring fighters, trainers and essential staff on Yas Island.

But maybe – just maybe? – they might be allowing social distancing seating by the October fight? And if so, wow – what a night that’s going to be!