The 10-bout lineup for the UFC’s long-awaited return to Abu Dhabi has been finalized. “UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Nogueira” takes place April 11 at a yet-to-be announced venue in Yas Island.
The show features a heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson (pictured) and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. Featherweights Clay Guida and Tatsuya Kawajiri serve as the co-main attraction.
No word if the event will be made available for live viewing in America via Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 or exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. Most likely, the latter.
The UFC’s return to Abu Dhabi was a no-brainer considering Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment bought 10 percent of the company back in 2010. However, the debacle that was UFC 112 that same year has prevented a quicker comeback.
Here is the show’s official agenda.
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush
Alptekin Ozkilic vs. Dustin Ortiz
Rani Yahya vs. Johnny Bedford
Andrew Craig vs. Chris Camozzi
Jared Rosholt vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Roy Nelson vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira