First look: The new Abu Dhabi arena especially for UFC 242

A purpose-built arena is being built on Yas Island and here's what it looks like

First look: The new Abu Dhabi arena especially for UFC 242
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It's fair to say that Abu Dhabi is excited about the return of the UFC.

Tickets sold fast and only a few remain for the event that takes place on September 7. 

With a main event that sees Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov face-off the capital will be front and centre with global attention on the octagon. 

Thanks to a new partnership between UFC and the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, more UFC events will be held in the capital over the next five years.

Fans heading to the event will be the first to attend a purpose-built arena on Yas Island that's being built for the event. 

Desperate to see what it's going to be like inside the arena? Check out the gallery above for the latest images. 

We'll see you near the ocatagon for the massive fight night. 

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