Abu Dhabi (Al Ittihad)
Fighters participating in “UFC 257” competitions expressed their great happiness at the return of the fans to the stands, after a break of more than 10 months since the outbreak of the Corona pandemic, as the fighters called on their fans to decorate the “Union Arena” in Abu Dhabi with enthusiasm to encourage and compensate for all the events that they It was organized without a crowd.
The first and largest tournament in 2021 will see the re-fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Porrier, as the two champions return to the upcoming confrontation since McDregor’s victory over Porier in 2014.
Due to the limited number of tickets available to attend the events, in compliance with health procedures and measures to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus, fans quickly bought tickets, as most of the tickets were sold within the first hours of being put up for sale.
Before his confrontation with Michael Chandler, New Zealander Dan Hooker said: My enthusiasm is great to participate in the fight in front of more than 2,000 people, as we longed to hear their encouragement for us in the arena, and I look forward to entering the arena amid the fans’ encouragement, and I hope to perform a performance that compensates them for their absence from the stands, and I think we are fighting The upcoming will give fans a chance to express all the emotions they have had over the past months.
After retired lightweight champion Habib Nurmuhamedov announced that he would pursue the fight between McGregor and Borier, to study his options if he would retract his decision to retire, the fans’ enthusiasm for the matches that will be witnessed in the Al Ittihad Arena in the main fight and the main partner fight, where the fighters will show their maximum ability in the ring.
Joan Calderwood returns to Yas Island for the second time, after her big victory over Andrea Lee during the UFC242 competition in Abu Dhabi in September 2019, hoping to provide a satisfying performance during her confrontation with Jessica Eye on Sunday.
Calderwood said: I feel very happy to return to Abu Dhabi, and I look forward to encouraging the fans on Sunday, as I know exactly how enthusiastic they are for UFC competitions since my first participation here. The crowd was amazing, and for my part, I am ready for the fight, and I trained well. For this day, I promise the audience a special performance.