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UFC 267 introduced as Dana White reveals occasion will happen on Combat Island with Blachowicz vs Teixeira the primary occasion

UFC president Dana White has revealed the MMA organisation is heading again to Abu Dhabi on October 30.

It will likely be the primary time that the UFC will probably be returning to the United Arab Emirates since Dustin Poirier’s knockout victory over Conor McGregor on January 24.

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Dana White has mentioned he can’t look forward to the UFC to return to United Arab Emirates in OctoberCredit: Getty

In whole, there have been 15 occasions held within the Center East since 2010, the place Anderson Silva defended his middleweight belt after outpointing Demian Maia.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, 12 of the occasions staged within the Gulf nation have taken place since July 2020.

And White has spoken of his pleasure that UFC 267 will happen at Combat Island in a stacked card consisting of two world title bouts.

Polish light-heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz is gearing as much as defend his strap for the second time when he faces Glover Teixeira.

And there may be additionally the bantamweight championship rematch between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan.

Sterling dethroned Yan of their conflict at Las Vegas in March after the Russian was disqualified within the fourth spherical as a result of an unlawful knee.

Talking following the five-year partnership solid by UFC and UAE’s Division of Tradition and Tourism, White mentioned: “We’re going again to Abu Dhabi in October.

“Abu Dhabi is unbelievable – I really like that place and the individuals.

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“I’ve been speaking about the entire issues we’re engaged on. I plan on getting all of the offers buttoned up this summer time.

“I can’t wait to return and share all the pieces we’re engaged on collectively.”

DCT Abu Dhabi Govt Director of Tourism and Advertising and marketing Ali Hassan Al Shaiba added: “That is certainly a very particular milestone for Abu Dhabi and yet one more indication of the energy of our partnership with UFC, in addition to Abu Dhabi’s readiness to host momentous sporting occasions.

“Following the success of the earlier Combat Island editions, the final word objective was at all times to convey again followers.

“And with arduous work, collaboration and coordination throughout Abu Dhabi authorities entities, private and non-private sectors and our UFC companions, we can obtain this as soon as once more, permitting followers to expertise the joys of stay occasions as soon as once more in a protected and safe setting, which stays our utmost precedence.”

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