After the UFC wraps its fifth pay-per-view fight card of the year on Saturday night in Las Vegas, one big question will return to the minds of MMA fans: when is Fight Island happening? After holding three events in Jacksonville, the promotion has set up shop in Sin City at the UFC APEX facility for what's expected to be four total fight cards, of which Saturday's UFC 250 is the second. It only makes sense for Fight Island to be a real, actual thing by the end of June, right?
Well, the denizens of the internets are now convinced they know, at long last, where the place is: Globo reports that it's in Abu Dhabi, folks!
The whole point of Fight Island -- which neither Dana White nor the UFC purchased, by the way -- is to include international fighters who aren't able to travlel to the United States. The United Arab Emirates are no stranger to big cards; Abu Dhabi hosted UFC 242 featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier back in September. Ideally, this venue opens up some exciting matchmaking opportunities, as it must be said that this weekend's card is rather weak as far as pay-per-views go.
The only question will then be whether the island will even have an Octagon. May as well just set up a ring of tiki torches on the beach.