ufc fight island

Why did UFC go to Abu Dhabi?

COVID-19 pandemic, relocation to Abu Dhabi. UFC president Dana White stated on April 7 that he was pursuing an international venue — described as a “private island” or “Fight Island” — to facilitate the hosting of events involving fighters impacted by U.S. travel restrictions.

How many fights were on Fight Island?

In the eight events held in Las Vegas between the UFC’s two trips to Fight Island, 12 total fights were either canceled or postponed due to positive tests by either fighters or their cornermen.Sep 23, 2020

Where is Fire Island UFC?

Where is UFC ‘Fight Island’? It is located on Yas Island, an island born in 2009 which is located just off the Abu Dhabi coast. It spans an area of 9.6 square miles. Yas Island is no stranger to hosting sporting events, and is the home of the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Jan 19, …

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Is UFC still on Fight Island?

Kattar on January 16, 2021, the UFC moved its Fight Island events to Yas Island’s newly-opened Etihad Arena, capped at 2,000 of its 18,000-seat capacity. They were the first UFC events open to the public since the onset of the pandemic. Fight Island. Wikimedia | © OpenStreetMap Coordinates Coordinates:24.5012°N 54.6095°E