Abu Dhabi will be the home of UFC says Dana White
Yas Island is going to become the UFC’s international fight capital of the world says founder Dana White.
White called Abu Dhabi he undisputed fight capital, following the signing of a mega five-year contract with the capital’s Department of Culture and Tourism last year.
In July, Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island hosted four events dubbed ‘Fight Island’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It used to be Las Vegas, now Abu Dhabi really is the international fight capital. We have world champions from all around the world so, from that sense too, all the big fights are going to be in Abu Dhabi.”
It should come as no surprise why Abu Dhabi is now a leader in fight sports. Fans of the UFC will be familiar with the new generation of Arab fighters just making their mark on the Octagon. '
There are now four Arab fighters regularly making waves in the league, including Dubai-based Tunisian Mounir Lazzez, Iraq’s Amir Albazi, Morocco’s Youssef Zalal and Jordan’s Ali Al Qaisi.
For those wanting to get involved in Abu Dhabi’s rise as a UFC capital of fight sports, the easiest way is to go via UFC Arabia – the online streaming service that gives fans access to the fights, live events, as well as a full library of UFC content.
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