Struggle Island. It’s captured the creativeness of MMA followers and informal followers alike, and previous a number of photographs shared by UFC president Dana White we nonetheless do not know what precisely to anticipate. All that may change on July 11th when UFC 251 goes down, however for now we’ll should do with glimpses shared by fighters over battle week.
Proper now, although, nobody is there. Chartered flights from America and Australia have landed in Abu Dhabi, however for now everybody who has landed is being saved in quarantine at a lodge earlier than being delivered to Yas Island.
In fact there’s the usual OMG nasal swab take a look at movies developing, and let’s simply say UAE docs are ensuring they get an actual good pattern from fighters if Amanda Ribas’ take a look at is any indication.
Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski and his workforce are additionally video running a blog the entire expertise and boy oh boy does it look trippy. Right here’s half one, that includes his journey from Australia to Abu Dhabi:
And right here’s half two, exhibiting him coaching within the quarantine lodge surrounded by workers absolutely kitted out in full PPE:
Volkanovski takes on Max Holloway in a rematch of their UFC 245 battle on December 14th, 2009, that noticed the Australian former rugby participant take the unanimous decison 50-45, 48-47, and 48-47 on the judges’ scorecards. If you happen to simply can’t wait to see the 2 tangle once more on July 11th, we gotchu fam. Right here’s the primary battle so that you can take pleasure in.
The primary battle was so clear minimize that we’re a bit shocked there was even a right away rematch. What do you assume, Maniacs? Was it simply an off evening for Holloway or is Volkanovski going to formally put an finish to the Blessed Period?