UFC president Dana White revealed Tuesday that Fight Island is located in Abu Dhabi.
The man running the fighting league appeared on ESPN and announced that UFC 251 will happen on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
It’s long been wondered where Fight Island would be and now we know. White also announced the July 11 event would be headlined by Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns.
???? Yas Island in Abu Dhabi
???? Octagon on the beach
???? Private training, hotel facilities
???? Three title fights pic.twitter.com/V6Fk3N80fw
— First Take (@FirstTake) June 9, 2020
Well, there we have it, folks. The biggest question in the entire UFC has officially been answered. Fight Island is in the Middle East, the first event is July 11 and now it’s time to roll.
Like I said, this has been the biggest topic in the sport for a long time, and White has finally given us some answers.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 9, 2020
Also, the July 11 card will feature Paige VanZant vs. Amanda Ribas. It’s about damn time VanZant got back in the octagon.
As you all know, I’ve been pushing and pushing for her to step back into the cage after battling some injuries and now it’s happening.
I can’t wait to watch her take on Ribas.
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Once again, Dana White has proven to be the absolute man when it comes to getting things done. July 11 is going to be a fun time, and I can’t wait to see how this all plays out in Abu Dhabi.