BREAKING: Location of UFC Fight Island leaked
After much speculation the location of UFC Fight Island has finally been revealed.
The global outbreak of Covid-19 has changed the world drastically. With the UFC spearheading the return of sports, fans world wide have been eased back into a regular schedule of combat sports. During the whole period, however, international fighters have not been able to compete to the same extent due to travel restrictions. UFC president Dana White then announced that he had acquired a private island with the purpose of hosting UFC bouts there, with the promotion even trademarking “Fight Island”, amongst other names.
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After much speculation, a source to MMAnytt has confirmed that the location of UFC Fight Island as being in Abu Dhabi. Brazilian outlet Combate were first to report the news.
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There have been many rumours surrounding Fight Island. Former UFC fight Brendan Schaub reported claims that the island had previously been owned by notorious sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. UFC superstar is currently without a fight booked, after his triumphant return at UFC 246 earlier this year. Initially there were reports that McGregor might face UFC BMF champ Jorge Masvidal at Fight Island, though that bout seems less likely at the moment.
Some bouts that are booked for fight island is a heavyweight match up between ex champ Fabricio Werdum and light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. Middleweights Darren Till and Robert Whittaker are also expected to compete at Fight Island.
The UFC have held three events in Abu Dhabi so far. The first was UFC 112 in April of 2010, an event which saw Anderson Silva defeat Demian Maia via decision in the headliner. Frankie Edgar also claimed the lightwieght title from BJ Penn in the co-main event. The most recent UFC event to be hosted in Abu Dhabi was UFC 242, where Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier.
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