By: Julio Olmo
After weeks of speculation, UFC officially announced plans to return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi starting with UFC 253 on Saturday, September 26th.
UFC makes its triumphant return to Fight Island with perhaps their biggest event of 2020: Israel Adesanya against Paulo Costa.
They are both undefeated and knockout artists, so if the event fulfills its promise, UFC 253 going to be the Fight Night of the year.
Since UFC will also crown a new light heavyweight champion that night as Dominick Reyes faces off with Jan Blachowicz in the co-main event for a vacant title, this is a Championship Night for UFC.
UFC 253 Fight Card – Saturday, September 26th / 10:00 PM EDT / Main Card UFC Fight at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates:
Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa *Middleweight Title Fight*
Dominick Reyes vs. Jan Błachowicz *For The Vacant Light Heavyweight Title*
Kai Kara-France vs. Brandon Royval
Ketlen Vieira vs. Sijara Eubanks
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Zubaira Tukhugo
TWO WEEKS TO GO!
— UFC (@ufc) September 13, 2020
“Fight cards, subject to drastic changes because of the various global quarantine restrictions.”