UFC returns to Abu Dhabi to kick off 2021 with three events

UFC president Dana White shared a fight poster to his Instagram story confirming that Yas Island will host the UFC’s two Fight Night events on Jan. 16 and 20, as well as UFC 257 on Jan 23.

Fight week starts with a UFC Fight Night card headlined by Max Holloway (21-6 MMA, 17-6 UFC) as he takes on Calvin Kattar (22-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC). UFC Fight Night event on Jan. 20 will be headlines by Leon Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (9-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC). The week will end with the UFC’s first pay-per-view event of the year as Dustin Poirier (26-6 MMA, 18-5 UFC) welcomes Conor McGregor (22-4 MMA, 10-2 UFC) back to the octagon in the main event of UFC 257.

Below you can find the fight cards for all three events. Fight card and bout order are not final. Stay tuned to FightBook MMA as we will keep you updated in the coming weeks on who will be fighting at these events.

UFC Fight Night on Jan. 16

  • Max Holloway vs. Calvin Kattar
  • Sara McMann vs. Julianna Pena
  • Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Muslim Salikhov
  • Mike Grundy vs. Nik Lentz
  • Brian Kelleher vs. Ricky Simon
  • Jacob Kilburn vs. Austin Lingo
  • Tim Elliott vs. Jordan Espinosa
  • Carlos Felipe vs. Justin Tafa
  • Punahele Soriano vs. Dusko Todorovic
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Rodolfo Vieira
  • Bethe Correia vs. Wu Yanan
  • Christian Aguilera vs. Warlley Alves
  • Omari Akhmedov vs. Tom Breese
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. David Zawada

UFC Fight Night on Jan. 20

  • Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Viviane Araujo vs. Roxanne Modafferi
  • Tyson Nam vs. Matt Schnell
  • Francisco Figueredo vs. Jerome Rivera

UFC 257 on Jan. 23

  • Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor
  • Andre Muniz vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Jessica Eye
  • Marcin Prachnio vs. Khalil Rountree
  • Amanda Ribas vs. Marina Rodriguez
  • Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Brad Tavares
  • Ottman Azaitar vs. Matt Frevola
  • Shane Burgos vs. Hakeem Dawodu
  • Nasrat Haqparast vs. Arman Tsarukyan

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