So, here we are… finally, UFC Fight Island is upon us.
Little more than one month after Abu Dhabi was confirmed as host of this inaugural, four-event series, UFC 251 kicks off proceedings on Yas Island – and what a show to bring up the curtain.
Three world title fights – for only the sixth time in UFC history – a headline bout featuring one of the true superstars of the sport taking the fight on six days' notice, and an eagerly anticipated rematch that's been more than a year in the making.
For many, this is the most stacked card of 2020. Even UFC president Dana White could barely contain his excitement at the pre-event weigh-ins on Friday.
Flash Forum is most definitely where it's at tonight and into tomorrow. And The National is present for it all. Follow here, for updates, pictures and reports on the biggest sporting occasion on the UAE calendar this year. UFC Fight Island is good to go.