The much talked about “fight island”, which will be located in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), was finally revealed by UFC. As of July, it will host the promotions events outside the United States. Last Thursday (18th), the president of the franchise, Dana White, announced the fights that will make up the four editions scheduled for Yas Island starting in July.

Emotions will begin on the 11th, with the long-awaited UFC 251, which will feature three title fights. In the main event, Kamaru Usman defends his welterweight belt against Gilbert Durinho. In the co-main event, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski will make the long-waited rematch with former champion Max Holloway. In the bantamweight division, Petr Yan and José Aldo will face each other for the belt, which was vacant after the Henry Cejudo’s retirement.

Four days later, on July 15, featherweight Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige duel it off in the main event, while in the co-main event, Frankie Edgar will make his bantamweight debut against Brazilian Pedro Munhoz. The card will also feature Brazilians Marina Rodriguez, Vinicius Mutante, Talia Santos and Ricardo Carcacinha, who will face-off against Carla Esparza, Modestas Bukauskas, Molly McCann and Lerone Murphy, respectively.

On July 18, another title dispute involving a Brazilian. In the main event, after defeating Joseph Benavidez by technical knockout in February (but without winning the belt because he failed to make weight -, Deiveson Figueiredo faces the American again, for the flyweight belt, which remains vacant. The event will also feature a Brazilian duel between Ariane Lipski x Luana “Dread”, as well as participation from Alexandre Pantoja, Davi Ramos and Carlos Felipe against Askar Askarov, Arman Tsarukyan and Serghei Spivac.

Finally, on the 25th, former middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will fight in the main event against Darren Till, while in the co-main event, Maurício Shogun and Rogério Minotouro battle it out for a 3rd time, in a fight that could mark Rogério’s farewell from MMA. Still on the main card, Swedish Alexander Gustafsson will make his heavyweight debut against Brazilian Fabrício Werdum. Brazil will also be represented by Alex Cowboy, Raphael Pessoa and Bethe Correia, who will face Peter Sobotta, Justin Tafa and Pannie Kianzad.

Check out all the fights below:

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UFC 251
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Saturday, July 11, 2020

Card principal
Kamaru Usman x Gilbert Durinho
Alexander Volkanovski x Max Holloway
Petr Yan x José Aldo
Jessica Bate-Estaca x Rose Namajunas
Paige VanZant x Amanda Ribas

Card preliminar
Jiri Prochazka x Volkan Oezdemir
Elizeu Capoeira x Muslim Salikhov
Danwan Henry x Makwan Amirkhani
Roman Bogatov x Léo Santos
Alexander Romanov x Marcin Tybura
Zhalgas Zhumagulov x Raulian Paiva
Vanessa Melo x Karol Rosa
Martin Day x Davey Grant

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UFC Fight Night
Ilha de Yas, em Abu Dhabi (EAU)
Sábado, 15 de julho de 2020

Main Card

Kamaru Usman x Gilbert Durinho
Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway
Petr Yan vs. José Aldo
Jessica Bate-Estaca x Rose Namajunas
Paige VanZant x Amanda Ribas

Preliminary Card

Jiri Prochazka v Volkan Oezdemir
Elizeu Capoeira x Muslim Salikhov
Danwan Henry x Makwan Amirkhani
Roman Bogatov vs Leo Santos
Alexander Romanov vs. Marcin Tybura
Zhalgas Zhumagulov x Raulian Paiva
Vanessa Melo x Karol Rosa
Martin Day vs. Davey Grant

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UFC Fight Night
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Saturday, July 15, 2020

Main Card

Dan Ige vs. Calvin Kattar
Pedro Munoz vs. Frankie Edgar
Marina Rodriguez x Carla Esparza
Mounir Lazzez vs Abdul Razak Alhassan
Jared Gordon vs. Chris Fishgold

Preliminary Card

Vinicius Mutante x Modestas Bukauskas
Molly McCann vs. Talia Santos
Lerone Murphy vs Ricardo Carcacinha
John Phillips v Dusko Todorovic
Tim Elliott vs. Ryan Benoit
Diana Belbita vs Liana Jojua

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UFC Fight Night
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Saturday, July 18, 2020

Main Card

Deiveson Figuredo x Joseph Benavidez
Kelvin Gastelum vs Jack Hermansson
Rafael Fiziev vs Marc Diakiese
Luana Dread x Ariane Lipski
Askar Askarov vs Alexandre Pantoja

Preliminary Card

Roman Dolidze v Khadis Ibragimov
Nad Narimani x Grant Dawson
Joel Alvarez vs. Joe Duffy
Brett Johns vs. Montel Jackson
Alexander Doskalchuk vs Tagir Ulanbekov
Arman Tsarukyan vs Davi Ramos
Carlos Boi vs Serghei Spivac

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UFC Fight Night
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Saturday, July 25, 2020

Main Card

Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till
Mauricio Shogun x Rogério Minotouro
Alex Cowboy vs Peter Sobotta
Alexander Gustafsson vs. Fabrício Werdum
Nicolas Dalby vs Danny Roberts

Preliminary Card

Tom Aspinall vs. Jake Collier
Raphael Pessoa x Justin Tafa
Movsar Evloev x Mike Grundy
Pannie Kianzad x Bethe Correia
Umar Nurmagomedov x Nathaniel Wood
Ramazan Emeev v Shavkat Rakhmonov