The UFC will hold its maiden event in Abu Dhabi, UAE for the first time in open air on April 10. The fight world’s biggest event will debut in the world’s first-ever theme park featuring cars, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. With a stellar card and an unprecedented venue, the show is becoming more and more like something out of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights:
“This is one of the greatest and most significant nights in the history of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. UFC 112 is our first outdoor event and will be taking place in the hometown of our new partners. We are very happy, because we can deliver fans a card with thesport’s biggest stars, “said UFC President Dana White.
The event will feature the title challenge between defending champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort BJ Penn’s defense of his lightweight belt against Frankie Edgar. Nevertheless, one of the most anticipated fights of the evening is Renzo Gracie’s UFC debut against former welterweight champion Matt Hughes.
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