UFC stars and MMA superfans descend on The Arena


The superstars of UFC 242 and over 5,500 mixed martial arts fans have descended on The Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Khabib Nurmagomedov headlines a stacked event with his UFC lightweight unification bout against Dustin Poirier on Saturday night.

Both fighters met the weight limit of 155 pounds at Friday's weigh-ins, as the anticipation for the main event in the week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week entertainment festival reached a combat sports-inspired crescendo.

With 26 fighters in the 13-bout fight card stepping on the scales during the UFC 242 weigh-in, thousands of spectators of all ages – hailing from countries as geographically diverse as Russia and Brazil - took a deep dive into the world’s leading MMA organisation and other fan-facing activations at the UFC Fan Experience.

Ahead of the UFC 242 showdown, fight fans across the UAE had a last-minute chance to snap up 100 newly-released floor seat tickets.


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