UFC stars and MMA superfans descend on The Arena

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The superstars of UFC 242 and over 5,500 mixed martial arts fans have descended on The Arena in Abu Dhabi.

Khabib Nurmagomedov headlines a stacked event with his UFC lightweight unification bout against Dustin Poirier on Saturday night.

Both fighters met the weight limit of 155 pounds at Friday's weigh-ins, as the anticipation for the main event in the week-long Abu Dhabi Showdown Week entertainment festival reached a combat sports-inspired crescendo.

With 26 fighters in the 13-bout fight card stepping on the scales during the UFC 242 weigh-in, thousands of spectators of all ages – hailing from countries as geographically diverse as Russia and Brazil - took a deep dive into the world’s leading MMA organisation and other fan-facing activations at the UFC Fan Experience.

Ahead of the UFC 242 showdown, fight fans across the UAE had a last-minute chance to snap up 100 newly-released floor seat tickets.

 

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