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Dana White Says Fight Island is in Abu Dhabi, Reveals Megacard for UFC 251

By Austin Payne Staff Writer for Telegraph Local |Owner of  Macro Sports

Remember when UFC commissioner Dana White said he was “close” to securing a private island to host UFC fights going forward amidst a global pandemic? Yeah, that was about two months ago, somehow, and it appears to just now be coming to fruition.

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Tuesday though, Dana White finally revealed that the island would be in Abu Dhabi, specifically Yas Island in the UAE. The UFC, along with this news we’ve all been awaiting, comes as a breath of fresh air to both sports and fighting fans across the world. As numerous other leagues are attempting to get together their plans to resume their respective seasons and continue to experience delays, the UFC has been resumed and putting out content for all.

The location will host 4 events in the month of July, being kicked off by UFC 251 on July 11th. 

A matchup in the Welterweight class between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns will be the big player on the card. 

White also noted that there would be 3 championship fights on the card as well.

After this, 3 other fight night events will also follow the kickoff one. The events will be held on July 15th, 18th, and 25th.

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The UFC, along with this news we’ve all been awaiting, comes as a breath of fresh air to both sports and fighting fans across the world. As numerous other leagues are attempting to get together their plans to resume their respective seasons and continue to experience delays, the UFC has been resumed and putting out content for all.

Austin Payne
Austin Payne grew up in the north Georgia mountains before having to relocate to Valdosta in 2017. He has worked various public jobs whilst building a budding interest in marketing, philosophy, sciences, music, and a myriad of other things. An avid learner and information consumer, this all makes for a versatile writer who can cover a litany of topics. While attempting to build experience and start a couple businesses he attends college at Valdosta State University and Georgia Southwestern State university.
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