Nelson vs. Nogueira targeted for UFC's return to Abu Dhabi


The UFC held it's first event in Abu Dhabi in 2010, but hasn't since made a return to the middle eastern country. It looks as though an event is being scheduled for later this year and it may already have a main event:

A heavyweight bout between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) and Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) is being targeted for the UFC’s upcoming return to Abu Dhabi.

“UFC Tonight” first reported the news on Wednesday. Although an exact date hasn’t been determined for the event, it could happen as soon as May, according to the report.

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tags: Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira   Roy Nelson (detail)  Abu Dhabi   


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1/30/14 6:22 PM by iDaz

LOL u da bomb

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1/30/14 6:06 PM by DeLishis

I was there for 112. The card was stacked, the fighters were very accessible to fans. I spent some time with BJ and Kendall in the weeks leading up to the fight. So for me, it was awesome, up until fight night. It was obvious that flash entertainment had to comp 80% of the venue. The arena was full of people that did not give a shit about MMA. The vibe was very strange, nothing like what you would expect in the Americas.The after party wasn't a party at all. It had so much potential to be incredible. It just didn't work out that way.

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1/30/14 4:49 PM by GodSaveTheReem

Make up for last time? Bj Penn, Matt Hughes, Renzo Gracie, Frankie Edgar, Damien Maia, Anderson Silva, 2 title fights....that WAS a stacked isnt the UFC's fault that several stars put on a shit performance.

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1/30/14 11:15 AM by Errk

BIg Nov vs BIg Country Velson?Roy by KO.

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1/30/14 10:53 AM by Wisdom100

Lol Abu Dhabi.. I'm in dubai now, just on vacation for almost a month here.. boring place to fight

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1/30/14 10:36 AM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

There might be but they'll look like this

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1/30/14 12:16 AM by 3 Sided Square

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1/30/14 12:13 AM by TheDarkPassenger

If they go back to Abu Dhabi I'm hoping they stack the card from top to bottom to make up for last time