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Etihad Arena to be the new home of the UFC in Abu Dhabi

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After Yas Island, the UFC is all set to make the New Etihad Arena it’s new home in the Middle East.

While the coronavirus pandemic struck across the globe and put a halt on all sporting events, the UFC and Dana White found a way to make fights happen one way or the other. The promotion partnered with DTC Abu Dhabi to announce that the UFC will now keep fights on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, popularly known as the Fight Island. After a successful season one, the UFC came back to the island for another series of fights. UFC fans could not have asked for a better ending for ‘the return of Fight Island’, as the lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defends his title for one last time and bids adieu in style and emotion.


Las Vegas has been the fight capital of the world for the longest time now, from classic big fights like Evander Holyfield vs Lennox Lewis II to the latest big PPVs have all been held in Las Vegas. The UFC is now looking to change the game by wanting to make UAE the new fight capital of the world.

Etihad Arena in UAE has announced in a tweet that they are prepared to welcome the UFC to their Arena.

As @YasIsland says farewell to the spectacular ‘Return to Fight Island’, we prepare to welcome the future of @ufc to our state-of-the-art venue. We can’t wait to see you soon, @DanaWhite and a big shoutout to @DCTAbuDhabi and #YasIsland for putting on a spectacular show.

Dana White on Abu Dhabi becoming the new Fight capital of the world

It was sad to see Khabib’s last fight happen without fans in the arena, but that is what the Covid era has made of us. With no signs of fans getting back to the stadiums any time soon, and Covid cases in the USA being at an all-time high, we can expect more fights to be staged in UAE.

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