With no suitable venue for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi, the April 10 event, which marks the UFC’s Middle East debut, is likely to be the first outdoor UFC event in history, according to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer:
“We’re going to have a big press conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with our new partners from the region, Flash,” said Marshall Zelaznik, UFC’s managing director of international expansion. “(Zuffa CEO) Lorenzo and myself will be there wwith some of the biggest names on the UFC roster. I don’t want to give away the official announcement, but this will be a very unique show and not just because the card itself will be as good as any in UFC history.”
UFC 112 is rumored to feature a stacked card that includes middleweight champion Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, lightweight champion BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar, and Matt Hughes vs. Renzo Gracie.
Pictured: Anderson Silva