The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi with an evening on August 3
March 7, 2024

UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi), announced Thursday the return of UFC to Abu Dhabi on Saturday, August 3 at the Etihad Arena, marking the second event in the capital of the UAE in less than a year.

With a card to be announced soon, the upcoming event will see local and international talent enter the octagon for a can’t-miss event, featuring several of the sport’s most talented athletes. This UFC Fight Night will be the 18th event in Abu Dhabi, since UFC 112: INVINCIBLE in April 2010.

Last year, the UFC, in association with DCT Abu Dhabi, hosted UFC 294: MAKHACHEV vs VOLKANOVSKI 2, where a sold-out Eithad Arena saw Islam Makhachev defend his lightweight title against the UFC featherweight champion and fan favorite, Alexander Volkanovski.

“I love Abu Dhabi”

“Abu Dhabi is one of the most incredible cities in the world,” said UFC CEO Dana White. “I love everything about Abu Dhabi and I’m excited to be able to bring another event there,” he added.

For his part, Saleh Al Geziry, General Director of Tourism at DCT Abu Dhabi, said: “We are excited to bring UFC Fight Night to Abu Dhabi, showcasing the world’s best fighters to fans across the Middle East. Hosting another UFC event in less than a year contributes to Abu Dhabi’s position as a global hub for sporting events and attracts MMA fans from around the world to the emirate. “Our partnership with the UFC adds to our proven track record of hosting major global sporting events and competitions and cements Abu Dhabi as the world capital of combat sports.”

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