UFC president Dana White has confirmed a new location is set for upcoming UFC cards. The UFC’s state of the art Apex facility will serve as the prime location. The facility is located adjacent to the UFC headquarters and is touted as the hotspot for all fight cards till the pandemic ends.
“We built the Apex facility next door just in time to save the day from this pandemic. Live fights will be produced out of there starting next month and for the foreseeable future,” said White
The facility was built in 2019 and hosted the third season of the contender’s series. The UFC has undergone a turbulent time just like other top promotions. UFC 249 was set for April 18th, however, the event was called off shortly after. The various state regulations and protocols forced Dana White to set up a ‘fight island’ which is still in the works. The lockdown and travel bans have caused issues for fighters as they won’t be able to compete in the US.
The last UFC event took place on the 14th of March in Brazil. However subsequent events were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.The promotion hoped to return to action this Saturday, but the event was called off at the behest of ESPN and Disney.
Despite, the initial struggles White confirmed he’s in the works of hosting a packed card on May 9th. 3 titles fights are set for May 9th with Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson headlining the event. Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out due to the various travel restrictions allowing Gaethje to step in for the biggest fight of his career.
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