UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Aldana
The second event of the Return to UFC Fight Island series will see former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm finally face off against Irene Aldana in the Octagon on Yas Island. The pair were originally scheduled to headline the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Shahbazya but it was postponed after Aldana pulled out of the fight due to testing positive for COVID-19.
Also on the card, Charles Jourdain will take on Josh Culibao at Featherweight and Tom Breese will test his skills against Roman Kopylov at Middleweight.
Return to UFC Fight Island is the second event in the UFC Fight Island™ series, returning to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island following the undisputed success of July 2020's inaugural series.
The series’ epic return less than three months after UFC Fight Island, marks another historic first for Abu Dhabi and the sport. It is also the first time that two consecutive UFC numbered pay-per-view events have been held in the same city outside of Las Vegas.
UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Aldano will be followed by UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MORAES vs SANDHAGEN on 10 October, and UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA vs KOREAN ZOMBIE on 17 October.
Return to UFC Fight Island will close with UFC 254: NURMAGOMEDOV vs GAETHJE on 24 October, when fan favourite Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the Octagon for the first time since defeating the USA’s Dustin Poirier via third-round submission at UFC 242 during last September’s inaugural Abu Dhabi Showdown Week.