The UFC is returning to Fight Island.
After weeks of speculation, the promotion officially announced plans to return to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi starting with UFC 253 on Sept. 26, which features a middleweight title fight main event as Israel Adesanya takes on Paulo Costa.
On Oct. 10, Marlon Moraes faces Cory Sandhagen in a bantamweight main event followed by an event on Oct. 17 featuring the long awaited showdown between featherweights Brian Ortega and “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.
That card will feature a much earlier start time with the pay-per-view main card kicking off at 2 p.m. ET in the U.S. with the early prelims starting at 10:15 a.m. ET.
Here’s the full line up along with start times for the cards as announced by the UFC on Thursday.
Sept. 26 — UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa
Main Card: 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Late Prelims: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Early Prelims: 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT
Oct. 3 — UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Aldana
Main Card: 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT
Prelims: 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT
Oct. 10 — UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen
Main Card: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
Prelims: 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
Oct 17. — UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie
Main Card: 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Prelims: 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Oct. 24 — UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Main Card: 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
Prelims: 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT
Early Prelims: 10: 15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT