The reigning undefeated UFC Lightweight Champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov reacted to the UFC President, Dana White’s post on the latest developments from the UFC Fight Island. More details were revealed about the infrastructure and progress from one of the most awaited projects in the world of combat sports. The video revealed state-of-art medical facilities along with the infrastructure being built on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, for ‘Fight Island’.
The UFC has announced four events to take place during the month of July. While the UFC President posted the developments to which Khabib Nurmagomedov was among the first to react. The undefeated champion immediately reacted to the developments in the Middle East as he wrote: “You made this. You crazy, Dana.” Nurmagomedov is expected to be in attendance at the ‘Fight island’ later this month to support his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov, who will make his UFC debut against Nathaniel Wood on July 25.
Umar Nurmagomedov has an undefeated professional record of 12 wins out of which five came by way of submission. The UFC signed Umar during the beginning of the year to compete in the Bantamweight division. Umar is trained under the veteran coach and Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov while he is in Dagestan. When in the USA, Umar trains at American Kickboxing Academy under coach Javier Mendes.
UFC 251 will be the first of four shows over a two-week period in July. Three Fight Night shows will then take place on July 12, 16, 19 and 26. To ensure safety of the athletes, officials, employees, and fans, a 25-kilometer “safe zone” has been created on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island where fighters, their teams, and event staff will remain throughout. As a major step ahead of the series of events, Abu Dhabi Airport staff have taken part in a series of dry runs ahead of the first international arrivals for the series.
Fans across the Arab world are expecting the reigning undefeated lightweight champion of the UFC to eventually make his return to compete in the United Arab Emirates. With the developments in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is emerging as the fight capital of the region.