UFC Up to 2,000 fans will attend
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Arena is set to play host to a hectic week of fighting this month, with UFC 257 starting on January 16.
The biggest news is that the arena, which has a capacity of 18.000, will be able to have 2,000 in attendance for each fight. Those who attend will have to present a negative coronavirus test within 48 hours of the event. It will be the first time a UFC event has had supporters present since UFC 248 in March 2020.
Things get going on Saturday, January 16 with Max Halloway facing Calvin Kattar. On Wednesday, January 20, Michael Chiesa takes on Neil Magny in that night’s big event, with both coming into the fight off the back of three consecutive wins.
Conor McGregor will take on Dustin Poirier on the final night, January 23.
155 lbs.: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
155 lbs: Michael Chandler vs. Dan Hooker
125 lbs.: Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye
115 lbs.: Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez
155 lbs.: Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
185 lbs.: Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares
155 lbs.: Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan
205 lbs.: Marcin Prachnio vs. Khalil Rountree
135 lbs.: Sergey Morozov vs. Umar Nurmagomedov
145 lbs.: Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu
135 lbs.: Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena
185 lbs.: Makhmud Muradov vs. Andrew Sanchez