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Abu Dhabi Showdown Week is coming back bigger and stronger

It strengthens the emirate’s setting as the funding of mixed martial arts on the planet

By holding first-rate occasions, the UAE funding has actually sealed its setting as an international location for blended fighting styles (MIXED MARTIAL ARTS), a leading federal government authorities stated as Abu Dhabi Face-off Week returns with UFC 280 later on this month on Yas Island.

” Abu Dhabi had its very first preference of holding a mixed martial arts occasion back in 2010, with UFC Unyielding 112 being a prompt global success, attracting worldwide focus to the emirate, and also showing that the funding has the capacity to properly organize global fight sporting activity occasions. This occasion sealed our rate of interests and also led the way in the direction of Abu Dhabi as an international center for mixed martial arts,” Saleh Al Geziry, Supervisor General of Tourist at Division of Society and also Tourist– Abu Dhabi, stated.

In 2019, UFC and also DCT– Abu Dhabi revealed a ground-breaking five-year collaboration to bring top-level battles to the UAE funding, repeating Abu Dhabi’s capacity to host fight sporting activities.

” Within the period of 15 months, and also in spite of the worldwide pandemic, Abu Dhabi held 13 UFC occasions, consisting of title battles and also combat evenings. Abu Dhabi highlighted its value to the franchise business, sealed its put on the mixed martial arts map, and also revealed its commitment both to combat followers excited to tune-in and also the workers associated with regards to health and wellness and also wellness. Although most of the occasions were held without followers, when the general public were permitted to go to one more time, tickets offered out in hrs.”

Al Geziry mentioned that the surge of mixed martial arts within the area has actually been “unmatched”.

” We can associate the spike to the recurring collaboration with UFC to host significant title battles in Abu Dhabi. Holding first-rate occasions such as UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev not just reinforces the economic scenario of the emirate, it offers around the world acknowledgment and also permits us to show our capacity to host global occasions with highest possible health and wellness requirements, and also placements Abu Dhabi as an expanding sporting activities location.”

Al Geziry stated the calculated collaboration with UFC has actually been an “exceptionally rewarding and also effective endeavor” over the previous couple of years.

” Back in April 2019, when we revealed a ground-breaking five-year collaboration with UFC, we could not have actually forecasted the frustrating success the collaboration would certainly create. The considerable rise in tourist has actually brought with it a without a doubt favorable influence on the economic situation. We have actually seen homeowners reveal even more inspiration to lead an energetic way of living as well,” he highlighted. “We have actually most certainly shown our value to UFC as an international center and also anticipate the rest of this collaboration.”

While the funding has actually been the residence to UFC occasions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, UFC 280 will certainly see return of a full-blown occasion and also activations for the very first time given that UFC 242 including Khabib and also Dustin Poirier in September 2019.

” Returning completely capability for the very first time given that 2019 and also the worldwide pandemic, Abu Dhabi Face-off Week will certainly bring a collection of city-wide tasks, consisting of fanzones, shows, retail promos, F&B offers, open exercises, and also far more. It will certainly allow followers to witness the excitement of real-time occasions and also provide one-of-a-kind possibilities to go to and also submerse themselves in tasks connected to UFC and also mixed martial arts.”

Held from October 17 to 23, the action-packed week will certainly be headlined by the light-weight title battle in between Russia’s Islam Makhachev from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp and also Brazil’s Charles Oliveira at Etihad Field on Yas Island.

There is a 2nd title round providing followers a possibility to witness background in the making as ruling bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling will certainly combat two-time titleholder TJ Dillashaw in the co-main occasion. There will certainly be various other top-level spells, consisting of Petr Yan versus Sean O’Malley, Belal Muhammad handling Sean Brady and also Beneil Dariush versus Mateusz Gamrot.

Abu Dhabi Face-off Week, Al Geziry worried, is a fundamental part of DCT– Abu Dhabi’s recurring approach to establish the emirate right into a world-renowned worldwide sporting activities, enjoyment, and also society location.

” It adheres to in the footprints of previous UFC occasions, and also signs up with various other significant showing off displays that we host, such as the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Champion, Mubadala Globe Tennis Champion, NBA and also a host of others.”

Having actually verified itself as the indisputable global residence of UFC, Al Geziry included that Abu Dhabi has aspirations to end up being the “global funding” for mixed martial arts.

” Abu Dhabi Face-off Week will just improve that objective with a collection of occasions and also activations leading up to UFC 280.”

Tickets from bronze to VVIP classifications have actually been offered out. Restricted VIP bundles still stay readily available on ufcvip.com.

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