The situation of Struggle Island has been a significant matter of dialog within the MMA world. On Friday, White shared some particulars concerning the mysterious island that the UFC President plans to make use of as a location for future occasions whereas talking with one of many promotion’s announcers Jon Anik on a dwell ESPN MMA interview on Twitter.
White didn’t disclose the precise location, however he did give a timetable for when the primary occasions could be held on Struggle Island. White stated, “proper now, we’re taking a look at June, having three or 4 fights there in a month.”
White additionally added, “I’ll in all probability be there for all of July.”
So, not solely is White planning to have three or 4 reveals on the island, however he’s additionally planning to remain there himself for a month. Whereas we’re within the midst of a pandemic, the enchantment of getting a delegated island to stage reveals has some apparent enchantment to the UFC. Past this imperfect time, the promotion may additionally in the end have occasions at this location with a particular theme.
The UFC may successfully construct sure sorts of occasions at this location, and search to create a theme round it if that hasn’t already occurred–or hasn’t at the least been mentioned.
With White planning to have occasions on the island in a matter of weeks, it appears sure we’ll be studying of the situation and dates of these occasions quickly. One factor appears sure, subsequent Saturday’s UFC Struggle Night time card received’t be on Struggle Island. White revealed the complete card for that present and the possible location.
Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns Headed for UFC Apex in Nevada
The subsequent UFC card, barring some type of last-minute points from the state of Nevada, shall be held on the UFC Apex. The ability was constructed to host a number of the promotion’s particular occasions. shall be headlined by former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley taking up the surging Brazilian, Gilbert Burns.
Woodley continues to be the No. 1-ranked welterweight within the UFC since shedding his title to Kamaru Usman in 2019. Woodley has been on the shelf for some time however claims to be in “a violent headspace” forward of this conflict with Burns.
Woodley is among the biggest welterweights in UFC historical past, however he’s 38 years previous. Coming off a loss and a protracted layoff, there could also be questions on his potential to carry out at an elite degree. Burns is as sizzling as they arrive. The 33-year-old has received 5 fights in a row, and he’s seeking to vault himself into the Prime 5 with a victory. It ought to be an intriguing principal occasion.
Right here is the entire card for the Might 30 occasion:
- Gilbert Burns vs. Tyron Woodley – Welterweight
- Augusto Sakai vs. Blagoy Ivanov – Heavyweight
- Kevin Holland vs. Daniel Rodriguez – Welterweight
- Roosevelt Roberts vs. Brok Weaver – Light-weight
- Mackenzie Dern vs. Hannah Cifers – Girls’s Strawweight
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Antonina Shevchenko – Girls’s Flyweight
- Billy Quarantillo vs. Spike Carlyle – Featherweight
- Klidson Abreu vs. Jamahal Hill — Mild Heavyweight
- Tim Elliott vs. Brandon Rovyal — Males’s Flyweight
- Casey Kenney vs. Louis Smolka – Males’s Bantamweight
- Chris Gutiérrez vs. Vince Morales – Males’s Bantamweight