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Abu Dhabi Showdown Week 2023 | UFC 294

Abu Dhabi Showdown Week is back this October headlined with UFC 294, celebrating 30 years of UFC and 5 years in Abu Dhabi!

Since 2019 Abu Dhabi Showdown Week has delivered an exciting week of events, activations and incredible UFC action, and the 2023 edition will not disappoint! This year is set to deliver a bumper schedule of week-long special events and UFC celebrations for everyone, culminating with a not-to-be-missed UFC 294.

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this special anniversary of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.

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2019: UFC & Abu Dhabi announce five-year partnership

UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation, and the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi announced a ground-breaking five-year partnership to bring UFC events to the capital.

The first Abu Dhabi Showdown Week, headlined by UFC 242: Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier, attracted 14,000 fans.

2020: UFC 254, Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje

Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje did not only witness Nurmagomedov’s unforgettable title defense win, but it also marked his monumental retirement. The emotional event marked a milestone for the two partners, UFC & Abu Dhabi.

2021: UFC 267, Blachowicz vs. Teixeira

Blachowicz vs. Teixeira marked a new milestone for Abu Dhabi, making it the first city outside of Las Vegas to host four UFC numbered events.

Simultaneously, Glover Teixeira produced a stunning performance to win the light heavyweight title fight in the main event, becoming the second oldest UFC champion in history.

2022: UFC 280, Oliveira vs. Makhachev

Oliveira vs. Makhachev offered one of the most stacked fight cards of the year – with two title fights, two women’s bouts, and Arab fighters entertaining the sold-out crowd.


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