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Dana White reveals image of Fight Island Octagon…and there’s a beach involved!

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UFC Fight Island is two weeks away and UFC president Dana White took to social media to share the image of the Fight Island octagon.

The Fight Island is situated at the Yas Islands in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The fights will take place from 12th July till 25th July. UFC has four events planned on this Island.

So far the UFC has been hosting fights at its Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC will be hosting all the international fights on this Island as the fighters outside of the US haven’t been able to fly into the country for fights because of the ongoing travel restriction following the COVID-19 outbreak worldwide. Yas Island has had a long history with the promotion as it hosted it’s first event back in 2010.

Yas Island also hosted UFC 242 last year where Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier. The part of the Yas Island that will host the fight has fully quipped gyms, hotels, and other essential services required by the athletes.

Dana White, Fight Island

Apart from that, UFC president Dana White also told ESPN that the “safety zone” of 10 square miles will be established at Yas Island. This safety zone will only be accessed by fighters and UFC personnel.


We are going to just keep putting on massive fights in Abu Dhabi and keep educating the world on what an incredible destination for fights it is.” Dana White added.

I have an incredible relationship with Abu Dhabi. Any opportunity that I can get to do an event in Abu Dhabi, I will be there. It is a very well-educated market, fans love the sport, they get the sport, they support the sport.” Dana White said last month ahead of UFC 249. (H/T – Timeout Abu Dhabi)

UFC Fight Island full scheduled as per Dana White

UFC 251 – July 11

Main Card 

  • Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns – welterweight title fight
  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway – featherweight title fight
  • Petr Yan vs. Jose Aldo – vacant bantamweight title fight
  • Jessica Andrade vs. Rose Namajunas
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Paige VanZant

Preliminary Card 

  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Jiri Prochazka
  • Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Danny Henry
  • Leonardo Santos vs. Roman Bogatov

Early Prelims

  • Marcin Tybura vs. Alexander Romanov
  • Raulian Paiva vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov
  • Karol Rosa vs. Vanessa Melo
  • Martin Day vs. Davey Grant

UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs Ige – July 15

Main Card 

  • Calvin Kattar vs. Dan Ige
  • Frankie Edgar vs. Pedro Munoz
  • Carla Esparza vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Mounir Lazzez
  • Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold

Preliminary Card 

  • Modestas Bukauskas vs. Vinicius Moreira
  • Molly McCann vs. Talia Santos
  • Ricardo Ramos vs. Lerone Murphy
  • John Phillips vs. Dusko Todorovic
  • Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit
  • Diana Belbita vs. Liana Jojua

Dana White and company also have stacked fight cards set for July 18 and July 25.

UFC Fight Night: Figueiredo vs. Benavidez 2 – July 18

Main Card 

  • Deiveson Figuredo vs. Joseph Benavidez – vacant flyweight title fight
  • Jack Hermansson vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Marc Diakiese vs. Rafael Fiziev
  • Ariane Lipski vs. Luana Carolina
  • Alexandre Pantoja vs. Askar Askarov

Preliminary Card 

  • Roman Dolidze vs. Khadis Ibragimov
  • Grant Dawson vs. Nad Narimani
  • Joe Duffy vs. Joel Alvarez
  • Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson
  • Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Alexander Doskalchuk
  • Davi Ramos vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Serghei Spivac

UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till – July 25

Main Card 

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Darren Till
  • Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
  • Alex Oliveira vs. Peter Sobotta
  • Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexander Gustafsson
  • Danny Roberts vs. Nicolas Dalby

Preliminary Card 

  • Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
  • Justin Tafa vs. Raphael Pessoa
  • Movsar Evloev vs. Mike Grundy
  • Bethe Correia vs. Pannie Kianzad
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

Which event are you most excited about?

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