sport news UFC to return to Fight Island as Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa kick off run ...

UFC set for Fight Island return with Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa kicking off run of five events... and huge Khabib Nurmagomedov showdown with Justin Gaethje will bring curtain down on action The UFC is set to return to Fight Island for a run of five events starting this month  Israel Adesanya's middleweight title bout with Paulo Costa will be staged there  Another three events will be held before Khabib faces Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 The location has served as a good hub for international fighters amid covid-19 

By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline

Published: 08:42 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 08:44 BST, 5 September 2020


The UFC will return to Fight Island this month with five events, beginning with UFC 253 and ending with UFC 254, to be hosted in the Middle East, according to ESPN.

The venue, which is situated on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, was used to host UFC 251 in July, where Kamaru Usman defeated late replacement Jorge Masvidal in their welterweight title bout. 

The UFC has since returned to Las Vegas, where numerous events have been held at the promotion's APEX, with Daniel Cormier losing to Stipe Miocic at UFC 252 last month at the venue.

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