The mysterious Fighting Island, which is due to host the first UFC event at the end of this month, is located not in the Pacific Ocean, but in Abu Dhabi, as reported by the Brazilian publication Combate, citing informed sources close to the situation.
Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s largest emirate, stretches 400 kilometers along the Persian Gulf coast and includes more than two hundred islands, one of which will be the venue for the UFC tournament on June 27.
According to available information, restrictions on international flights have been lifted in Abu Dhabi, and all arrivals are checked for coronavirus upon landing, and are not required to comply with quarantine for 14 days. It is only recommended that self-isolation is maintained until test results are obtained.
Abu Dhabi has hosted three UFC events earlier. The last of them took place on September 7 last year on the island of Yas, when Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully combined the belts in the fight against Dustin Porrier. Thus, there is no question of any global construction, and most likely the UFC will use the existing infrastructure for a month.