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Wednesday, 02/05/2014, 08:56 am

UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline

According to a report from MMAJunkie, the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi has been made official for April 11 and a heavyweight bout between Roy Nelson and ‘Big Nog’ will headline the event.

The report also states:

The UFC has partnered with Flash Entertainment for a Middle East expansion, both with live events and broadcast events.

The two-year deal includes a broadcast agreement for “The Ultimate Fighter” reality competition, as well as the UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi for a live event on April 11.

The April 11 “Fight Night” event now has a home at Yas Island, a man-made entertainment center in Abu Dhabi. The UFC was last in Abu Dhabi for UFC 112 in 2010.

The April event will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between former interim champ Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) taking on “TUF 10″ winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC).

No other bouts have been announced for the card at this time.

Who do you have winning this heavyweight tilt? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!

By Chris Taylor


One Response to “UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi official for April 11; Nelson vs. Big Nog to headline”

  1. UFC 84 Forever says:

    They put the guy in the worst shape in the main event of an event that takes place in a location that is known to cause gassing issues? Guess they’re really pulling for Nog here.

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