You might need observed Dana White wasn’t in attendance for UFC on ESPN 12 on Saturday, and that’s as a result of the UFC president was overseeing operations on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi forward of the promotion’s extremely anticipated launch of Battle Island on July 11.
White not too long ago posted a photograph of an Octagon on the seashore with the caption ‘Battle Island child!!’ in one in every of his Instagram tales (h/t MMA Combating), giving fighters a glimpse into what they’ll anticipate once they land on Yas Island.
Fighters will be capable of prepare on the seashore however occasions will happen inside an area known as the UFC Battle Island facility. All fighters will be capable of eat, prepare, and sleep on Yas Island.
Per MMA Combating, ‘the UFC has cordoned off a 10 sq. mile part the place solely the fighters, employees and personnel will probably be allowed’ as a part of precautions taken to assist include the unfold of COVID-19.
The primary occasion on Battle Island will probably be UFC 251, which is scheduled to happen on July 11. The premiere battle promotion will comply with up with three extra worldwide occasions on July 15, July 18, and July 25 earlier than the UFC heads again to the APEX facility in Las Vegas.