UFC 280: Abu Dhabi Showdown Week will once again return to Yas Island this October

Fight night will be held in front of capacity crowds.

Fight fans listen up because the dates for UFC280 have been revealed.

The bell will ring out for the third edition of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week on 22 October 2022 at the Etihad Arena and it will be a special occasion with the return of capacity crowds to the event since UFC242: Khabib v Poirer.

While the fight card remains tightly under wraps, fans can expect an action-packed week with concerts, workshops, pool parties and city-wide activations featuring some of the biggest UFC stars.

Speaking on the announcement, Fatima Al Baloushi, Acting Director of Abu Dhabi Events Bureau, at the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), said; “UFC and Abu Dhabi Showdown Week are massively popular and almost permanent fixtures on our Abu Dhabi Calendar. We strive to deliver the world’s best fighters and we are excited to bring yet another thrilling title bout to Abu Dhabi in October.

“We look forward to welcoming fans from around the world and showing them why Abu Dhabi is the ultimate UFC destination.”

UFC president Dana White said he couldn’t wait to be back in the capital.

He said; “I can’t wait to bring another event back to Abu Dhabi. Every time we go there the events get bigger and better, and this year we are going all out and bringing back Abu Dhabi Showdown Week in addition to more incredible fights. Fans are not going to want to miss this one.”

UFC280 will mark the promotion’s 17th overall event in Abu Dhabi, dating back to UFC 112: INVINCIBLE in April 2010.

During this time, Abu Dhabi has hosted nine title fights with three new champions crowned.

Tickets are not available yet but you can register your interest online at Visit Abu Dhabi.


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