UFC will be returning to the United Arab Emirates this year as the MMA top drawer has officially announced the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi as the venue for UFC 267 on 30th October.
2020 saw a number of UFC events taking place in Abu Dhabi, along with the top attraction numbered events, the others were billed as ‘Fight Island’ events. The last time UFC was hosted in Abu Dhabi was UFC 257 on 24th January this year.
Now, the much anticipated UFC 267, which will see two title fights, a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira serving as the main event and a UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan serving as the co-main event, will return to Fight Island on 30th October.
“We are going back to Abu Dhabi in October,” said Dana White, president of the UFC, “Abu Dhabi is incredible – I love that place and the people. I have been talking about all of the things we are working on. I plan on getting all the deals buttoned up this summer. I can’t wait to go back and share everything we are working on together.”
Check out the UFC 267 fight card below:
- UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout: Jan Blachowicz (c) vs. Glover Teixeira
- UFC Bantamweight Championship bout: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan
- Women’s Strawweight bout: Amanda Ribas vs. Virna Jandiroba
- Welterweight bout: Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Light Heavyweight bout: Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Shamil Gamzatov
- Heavyweight bout: Walt Harris vs. Tai Tuivasa
- Lightweight bout: Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- Flyweight bout: Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Allan Nascimento
- Heavyweight bout: Alexander Volkov vs. Marcin Tybura
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