UFC Returns to Abu Dhabi: Register to get the latest updates and early bird access to tickets. UFC has finally announced its return to the UAE, with UFC 281 set for Abu Dhabi on October 22 at the Etihad Arena – UFC 281 in Abu Dhabi. Fight fans listen up because the dates for UFC 281 have been revealed. UFC 281: Abu Dhabi Showdown Week will once again return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) announced the return of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, the third event of a five-year partnership, to be headlined by UFC® 281 on Saturday October 22, at Etihad Arena.
UFC 281 will form part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, which runs October 17-23. It marks the first time events and activations can return in full physical form in the emirate since UFC 242 in September 2019.
The UFC will return to Abu Dhabi in October for another pay-per-view event, it was announced on Friday. The world’s leading mixed martial arts promotion will stage UFC 281 on October 22 at Etihad Arena.
UFC 281 is taking place live on Etisalat from Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. The UFC has confirmed they’ll be returning to Abu Dhabi for UFC 281 on. While the main card will be broadcast live on UFC Fight Pass.
The UFC will return to Abu Dhabi for a pay-per-view card in October 22, the company announced Friday.
According to the promotion, UFC 281 will take place at the Etihad Arena and cap off the “Abu Dhabi Showdown Week” with a “blockbuster event” headlined by a “crowd-pleasing title bout.” It’s still unclear which champion will defend their belt in the fourth quarter of 2022 in Abu Dhabi.
The most recent pay-per-view shows in the United Arab Emirates were topped by Jan Blachowicz vs. Glover Teixeira and Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor, both at the Etihad Arena.
In a statement on Friday, UFC president Dana White said: “I can’t wait to bring another event back to Abu Dhabi. Every time we go there the events get bigger and better, and this year we are going all out and bringing back Abu Dhabi Showdown Weekin addition to more incredible fights. Fans are not going to want to miss this one.”
IT’S OFFICIAL!— Abu Dhabi Showdown Week (@ADShowdownWeek) March 18, 2022
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