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Abu Dhabi Showdown Week 2023 | UFC 294: Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2

UFC will be back in Abu Dhabi with UFC 294: Makhachev vs Volkanovski 2 on Saturday, October 21, for another action-packed night of fights at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island as part of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. 
The main event will see Islam Makhachev defend his lightweight title against Alexander Volkanovski and the highly anticipated return of Khamzat Chimaev who will face Kamaru Usman in a middleweight bout. 
Crowning a long track record of successful UFC events in Abu Dhabi, this year also celebrates the 5th edition of Abu Dhabi Showdown Week and 30th anniversary of UFC, which is set to deliver a bumper schedule of week-long city-wide activations, including fan events, athlete meet and greets, fitness challenges, nightlife parties, F&B offering and much more.

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2019: UFC & DCT 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: Khabib vs. Poirier, attracted 14,000 fans.

2020: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje did not only witness Khabib’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

UFC 267: 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

UFC 280: 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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