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Yas Island features three fully-functional theme parks and a fourth currently under construction, as well as an airport, seven hotels, a golf course and an arena.
The promotion will then hold Fight Night events on Oct. The fights are slated to begin at the standard UFC start time, meaning a main card start time of 10 p.
ET for the pay-per-view events, which is 6 a. Early prelims would go on as early or late as 2 a. But the current environment surrounding the pandemic and lack of fans in attendance seemingly led to standard event start times to accommodate the larger television audience.
While there had been talk by White in the past that Fight Island would feature "an Octagon on the beach," the fights will take place in an arena and the beach Octagon will be used for training and promotional purposes.
This is likely due to temperatures in the 90s to s in the morning and early afternoon in summer months in Abu Dhabi. Fighters will stay in a hotel which will feature a ballroom converted to a gym -- with a person capacity -- and will also have a private workout area and private sauna in a room near the hotel room in which they're staying.
Fighters and their camp will not have access to any of these rooms until they have passed COVID testing.
Fighters and their camps will travel to, and fly out of, one of four hub cities to travel to Abu Dhabi. For any fighter unable to travel one of those cities, the UFC states that special accommodations will be made.
Before taking a flight, fighters and their camps must submit a negative COVID test within 48 hours prior to departure.
Fighters will again be tested upon arrival in Abu Dhabi and will quarantine in their hotel rooms for up to 12 hours while waiting for the result of their test.
Another test will be conducted in the hotel room following receiving the result of that test. One final pre-fight test will be conducted ahead of the fight and fighters will be tested one final time before their return flight home.
The following document was provided to fighters who are participating on the July "Fight Island" cards. First, Alexander Romanov was pulled from his bout with Marcin Tybura, then headliner Gilbert Burns was pulled from his bout with welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
Both positive tests came ahead of travel to the event. Five fights were either canceled or postponed due to positive tests across the four cards, but all were caught prior to traveling to Abu Dhabi.
The city has hosted three UFC events, always with arenas set up exclusively for cards. The most recent took place on Yas Island on September 7 of last year, UFC , which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov defend the lightweight belt against Dustin Poirier, and the tendency is to repeat itself in events starting on June Since both of those fighters are already in the U.
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