With already announced bouts of Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar and Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie lining he UFC‘s debut in Abu Dhabi, details continue to emerge surrounding what promises to be one of the most grand events in the promotion’s illustrious history.
“The facility that is going to be constructed at Ferrari World on Yas Island going to be built just for this event,” said UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta during a recent conversation with the Telegraph. “It is going to be incredible. Out partners Flash are constructing the whole thing like they have done for all the concerts and other events they have put on. Flash already have a reputation in the region for putting on the best events in the Middle East, and the plans they showed me for the facility were fantastic.”
Fertitta went on to confirm that UFC 112 will in fact be held in an outdoor arena, which should provide for an extremely unique and memorable viewing experience on all ends.
“This is the first arena we’ve ever gone to which has been designed specifically to host a UFC event,” said Fertitta. “There won’t be a bad sightline from any seat. It will be something to see and a great occasion to be part of. We’ve never gone outside before but we are excited to do this. I was born and raised in Las Vegas. When I was very young I was lucky enough to be able to go to some of the best boxing cards in the historic open air arena in the parking lot at Caesars Palace.
“I expect that on the night of UFC 112 we will re-create that kind of outdoor aura I experienced at those fight in Vegas years ago.”
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