The Ultimate Fighting Championship reportedly returns to “Fight Island” on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE with the five-event schedule. UFC 253 is set to kick off the second round of live events, featuring undefeated middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in defense of his belt against unbeaten challenger Paulo Costa live on pay-per-view.
A trio of UFC Fight Night cards follow. The headline-bouts on October 3, 10 and 17, feature Holly Holm up against Irene Aldana, Marlon Moraes face off Cory Sandhagen, and Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung aka “The Korean Zombie” (respectively).
The culmination on October 24 is expected to see the undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov squaring off against the interim 155-pound titleholder Justin Gaethje in the headliner of UFC 254 live on pay-per-view.
Check out the expected lineup of UFC events on “Fight Island” below.
UFC Fight Island schedule for October – September 2020
UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
September 26, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana
October 3, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
October 10, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie
October 17, 2020
UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
October 24, 2020