UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi likely to be first UFC event held outside

by Dave Meltzer | source: f4wonline.com
 

A press conference has been set for Jan. 27 to announce UFC's Middle East debut for UFC 112 in Abu Dhabi.

"We're going to have a big press conference in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday, with our new partners from the region, Flash," said Marshall Zelaznik, UFC's managing director of international expansion.  "(Zuffa CEO) Lorenzo and myself will be there wwith some of the biggest names on the UFC roster.  I don't want to give away the official announcement, but this will be a very unique show and not just because the card itself will be as good as any in UFC history."

The show is expected to be the first outdoor UFC event in history.

As things stand right now, the top three matches, all of which are expected to be announced at the press conference are:

Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort for the middleweight title

B.J. Penn vs. Frankie Edgar for the lightweight title

Renzo Gracie vs. Matt Hughes

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