On Saturday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will come back to the United Arab Emirates just because following a five-year rest with a fascinating compensation for each view occasion featured by lightweight victor Khabib Nurmagomedov against Dustin Poirier. It will likewise stamp the principal occasion since MMA's driving advancement reported a five-year association with Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi), which ensures a steady stream of title battles in the Emirati capital until 2024.

The UFC 242 occasion will occur at the Arena on Yas Island as the finishing occasion of Abu Dhabi's Showdown Week, which likewise incorporates live occasions, for example, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Abu Dhabi Sports and Fitness Expo. The UFC's consideration as the crown gem of the merriments is the consequence of the emirate's Advantage Abu Dhabi program, which is intended to enable coordinators to mastermind celebrations and shows in the locale. As per a public statement conveyed by the UFC at the time, the organization exhibits the "intensity of the program in making new business openings in Abu Dhabi".

The UFC has dared to the UAE on two past events, both in Abu Dhabi. The primary occasion, UFC 112, occurred in April 2010, and included a dreary headliner between Anderson Silva and Demian Maia. The title battle was such a lemon, that it put a conclusion to the UFC's desires for forceful development in the Middle East. The advancement would not return again for an additional four years, this time with a forgettable heavyweight battle between maturing veterans Roy Nelson and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira.

In any case, while the past two occasions occurred in organization with Flash Entertainment, a live occasions and advancement organization that claimed 10% of the UFC, the UFC's most recent appearing in Abu Dhabi is supported by the nearby government and is being utilized to upgrade monetary open doors in the emirate.

Already, the UFC held its Abu Dhabi appears in custom-fabricated outside fields that incited concerns with respect to the potential hardships confronting the transient specialists associated with their development. The UFC's proceeded with inclusion with Abu Dhabi was met with s sentencing the advancement's choice to work with such work rights guilty parties. This was additionally exacerbated by a 2014 Guardian examination that found that Abu Dhabi's transient laborers were "living in lack of sanitization".

Because of the worries, the UFC shielded their accomplice: "UFC is collaborated with an innovator in occasion the board and advancement in the district, Flash Entertainment. As an innovator in the locale, Flash holds fast to industry measures as it identifies with its occasion creation, one of which is the UFC occasion from Abu Dhabi this end of the week."