After months of back-and-forth trash talk, Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa had one more heated exchange ahead of their main event clash on Sunday.
Jack Hermansson also stunned Kelvin Gastelum with a first-round submission by heel hook in the penultimate bout of the third UFC show in eight days from Fight Island, the UFC's base of operations on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
At a time when the coronavirus outbreak has decimated the world’s sporting calendar and affected some of 2020’s biggest events, the historic success of UFC 251 at Fight Island in Yas Island has further strengthened Abu Dhabi’s position on the global sports map.
UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor has hinted on a UFC return with a tweet which has not revealed much but enough to create a flutter.
UFC champions continue to arrive in Abu Dhabi ahead of UFC FIGHT NIGHT: Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana this weekend, the second event in the mega five-event Return to Fight Island on Yas Island.
Conor McGregor weighed in alongside three of the other top lightweight contenders on Friday ahead of UFC 257 but the name on everyone’s lips this week has been Khabib Nurmagomedov, the retired champion in that weight class whose successor has yet
In another dominant performance, Amir Albazi defeated Zhumagulov via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in UFC 257 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
Uros Jurisic and his team protested the referees' decision to let the Russian win after a level match between them, and soon a quarrel broke out between the fighters. Security men intervened to break the clash between them and the members of the two teams.
Welterweights also man the co-main event slot on Wednesday fight card as Brazilian veteran Warlley Alves faces off with intriguing sophomore Mounir Lazzez. Projected as a potential title contender according to UFC, Alves raced out of the gate to start