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Dana White reveals first look at ‘Fight Island’ ahead of debut at UFC 251

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Dana White has already arrived on “Fight Island.”

Two weeks away from the UFC officially setting up shop there for four cards in July, the UFC president revealed a first look at the construction taking place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

The photo from White’s Instagram shows an octagon built on the beach, which will serve as a training facility for the fighters traveling over there next month.

The actual fights will take place in an arena being built for the events on “Fight Island” but White has said numerous times that the athletes will be able to train on the beach.

The UFC is actually building an entire home base on Yas Island where fighters will be able to eat, train and sleep in hotels specific to the athletes and their camps.

As part of the precautions taken to construct “Fight Island,” the UFC has cordoned off a 10 square mile section where only the fighters, staff and personnel will be allowed in order to cut down on any possible contamination as the promotion continues to expand COVID-19 testing.

The first event will be UFC 251 on July 11 with three title title fights taking place on that card. Three more shows will follow on July 15, July 18 and July 25 before the promotion returns to the United States.