After a number of weeks of hypothesis, Final Combating Championship (UFC) at the moment revealed the much-ballyhooed “Struggle Island” to be Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, the place the world’s main blended martial arts (MMA) promotion will host 4 fight sports activities occasions for the month of July.
Sorry to all these followers hoping for LOST or another mysterious location.
“We got here up with the concept of getting fights on ‘Struggle Island’ as a result of we would have liked a vacation spot to carry worldwide occasions throughout the international pandemic,” UFC President Dana White mentioned. “Abu Dhabi has been an incredible location to carry fights over the previous ten years and it’s the good place for these occasions. The infrastructure we’re constructing might be such a once-in-a-lifetime alternative for the fighters that’s by no means been carried out earlier than – from the sector, the non-public coaching facility, and the Octagon on the island – it’s going to be an expertise that none of us will ever neglect. I can’t wait to ship superb fights from Yas island.”
The promotion will stage a complete of 4 dwell occasions, beginning with the UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza on Sat., July 11, adopted by successive ESPN/ESPN+ “Struggle Evening” playing cards on Weds., July 15; Sat., July 18; and Sat., July 25.
“We’ve got labored carefully with all authorities entities in Abu Dhabi to make sure that the staging of this historic occasion complies with the very best requirements of security for the athletes, coaches, and all UFC personnel in addition to the protection of our neighborhood,” mentioned Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of DCT Abu Dhabi. “This 12 months, Abu Dhabi has efficiently confirmed its means to deal with all challenges and promote the well-being of its guests and residents; and at the moment, we’re right here to showcase the very best that our capital has to supply, as we sit up for opening our doorways as soon as once more to the world.”
Keep tuned for “Struggle Island” battle card bulletins within the coming weeks, if not days.