The UFC is heading again to Battle Island on Oct. 30, officers introduced Tuesday.
UFC 267 will formally happen in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and can characteristic a collection of fan occasions entitled Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. The occasion is a part of a multiyear settlement the UFC signed with the Division of Tradition and Tourism in Abu Dhabi in 2019. The deal extends by means of 2023.
Abu Dhabi took on an expanded function within the UFC’s schedule final yr, as a result of creation of Battle Island. The UFC labored with Abu Dhabi to create a bubble surroundings to advertise occasions throughout the coronavirus pandemic, starting in July 2020.
The UFC has not introduced a fundamental occasion for UFC 267. Nevertheless, a light-weight heavyweight title battle between Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira has been mentioned, in keeping with sources. A bantamweight title battle between Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan has additionally been mentioned, sources stated, however contracts haven’t been signed.
Broadcast plans haven’t but been introduced for the numbered occasion, however UFC president Dana White informed TSN final week the hope is to air UFC 267 on community tv within the U.S., and host it in prime time domestically in Abu Dhabi.