The rumor had been running for several weeks without anything being formalized. The UFC will return to Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, for the first (huge) events of 2021 …

McGregor vs Poirier, Holloway vs Kattar, and Khamzat vs Edwards, all of these fights will be posters of 3 events in January, which will take place on Fight Island, just one week apart.

It was UFC president Dana White who made the news official… The year 2021 will start as planned with the fight of former featherweight champion Max Holloway against Calvin Kattar, the rising star of the category, on Saturday, January 16. The card will also be the scene of the long-awaited return, in welterweight, of the Argentinian Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3), who is on a very good streak of 7 wins in a row and has not fought for more than two years. and a victory against Neal Magny. He will face the dangerous Chinese fighter Li Jigliang…Fight Island in January: one week, three epic events

A few days later, Wednesday, January 20, the second event of the year with the long-awaited Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards as the headliner. A fight which was to headline the last card of the year but had been postponed because the Englishman had contracted the Covid. Finally, on Saturday, January 23, to end this crazy week in Abu Dhabi in style: UFC 257. At the top of the map, the lightweight clash (also long-awaited) between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, which could well determine the next belt challenger, still not vacant despite Khabib’s retirement. Speaking of Khabib, his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) will make his UFC debut on that same card. In any case, the first active week of UFC 2021 is salivating, and we can’t wait.


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