Live on ESPN First Take, UFC President Dana White a few big announcements regarding the much anticipated “UFC Fight Island” and revealed the date for long awaited rubber match between Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic and former champ Daniel Cormier!
White revealed that Yas Island, located in Abu Dhabi will be the location of “Fight Island”. Additionally he announced that four UFC events will take place on “Fight Island”: July 11th, July 15th, July 18th, and July 25th. UFC 251 will be the first event to take place on the island and will feature 3 big title fights:
- Welterweight title: Kamaru Usman (c) vs Gilbert Burns
- Featherweight title: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs Max Holloway II
- Vacant bantamweight title: Petr Yan vs Jose Aldo
Check out UFC President Dana White discussing the details and logicitis of “Fight Island” and the UFC 251 card here:
In addition to all of the above, Dana White also announced that current UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic will take on Daniel Cormier on August 15th, at UFC 252. White stated that the location and venue have not been determined yet, he fully expects the show to take place in the US.
This will be the third and biggest fight of Miocic and Cormeir’s rivialy, as each man has traded wins in their last two bouts.
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