UFC is keen on reopening the world of mixed martial arts.
Fight Island will allow all UFC athletes to compete.
The UFC was the first major sport to hold a live event and it’s again leading the way in sporting!
The long-rumored UFC’s Fight Island is very real, and it’s located in the middle east. Fight Island will finally allow grounded (due to COVID-19 pandemic travel restrictions) international mixed martial to compete.
Let me say this: UFC is wasting no time on planning events! With the introduction to Fight Island, the UFC announced the four events it will have next month! And these events are truly epic!
The Island kicks off with UFC 251 pay-per-view on July 11th, 2020. This card is absolutely stacked. UFC 251 will feature, not one, not two but THREE championship bouts!
The headline bout will be a welterweight showdown between champion Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns. Burns punched his ticket to the island with a resounding victory over number one contender and former champion Tyron Woodley.
The card will also have a featherweight title rematch between Alex Volkanovski and Max Holloway, and Petr Yan will face off against Jose Aldo for the vacant bantamweight championship. A long-time fan favorite, and perennial pound-for-pound insert, Aldo, will be looking to become the fourth UFC male fighter to capture gold in a second division.
The bouts will take place in a10 square mile restricted area (for safety purposes) of Yas Island. Fight Island will include an arena, training facilities, hotel, and dining establishments. Only fighters, coaches, UFC staff, and limited personnel will be allowed in this area.
For all of us feeling casted away from live sporting, fight island is providing some much needed heart pounding live events!