BT SPORT TO SHOW UFC RETURN TO FIGHT ISLAND
- UFC 253: ADESANYA vs. COSTA on Sept. 26 – BT Sport
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM vs. ALDANA on Oct. 3 – BT Sport
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MORAES vs. SANDHAGEN on Oct. 10 – BT Sport
- UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE on Oct. 17 – BT Sport
- UFC 254: NURMAGOMEDOV vs. GAETHJE on Oct. 24 – BT Sport Box Office
UFC®, today announced details for Return to UFC FIGHT ISLAND, the follow up to the massively successful series of UFC events which became a cultural phenomenon that captivated the sports world. All UFC events will be broadcast by BT Sport in the UK & Republic of Ireland.
The action-packed schedule begins on Saturday September 26th, with UFC 253: ADESANYA VS. COSTA, as middleweight champion Israel Adesanya faces his toughest test yet against Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa. A new light heavyweight champion will be crowned on the same card, as Dominick Reyes takes on Jan Blachowicz for the vacant belt.
The action doesn’t stop there, as UFC 253 is followed by UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HOLM vs. ALDANA on Saturday 3rd October, UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MORAES vs. SANDHAGEN on Saturday 10th October and UFC FIGHT NIGHT: ORTEGA vs. THE KOREAN ZOMBIE on Saturday 17th October.
Return to UFC FIGHT ISLAND concludes with UFC 254: NURMAGOMEDOV VS. GAETHJE on Saturday 24th October on BT Sport Box Office, with the main card starting at 7pm. Featuring the most highly anticipated match up of the year, undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his return to the Octagon to defend his belt against interim champion and No.1 contender Justin Gaethje.
“FIGHT ISLAND was a massive success in every way that you can measure success,” said UFC President Dana White. “While the rest of the world shut down, we worked with our partners in Abu Dhabi to put on the best live sporting experience, and we did it safely and responsibly. The infrastructure they have in place, from the arena, to the hotels, to the restaurants, is second to none, and we’re excited to be going back. Return to FIGHT ISLAND will showcase some of the best fights of the year, including one that I’ve predicted has ‘Fight of the Year’ potential. This stretch of fights is going to be insane and I can’t wait.”
Simon Green, head of BT Sport “UFC Fight Island brought excitement and intrigue at a time when we needed it most. I know our viewers will be delighted to see it’s return with non-stop live UFC action in October, culminating in UFC 254, one of the most exciting cards of the year, live on BT Sport Box Office.”
UFC 253 and UFC Fight Nights will be shown exclusively on BT Sport, UFC 254 will be a PPV event on BT Sport Box Office. New customers can watch UFC 253 and Fight Nights in October with the BT Sport Monthly Pass which offers a flexible way of watching for a simple monthly fee with no contract. Available for just £25 per month, BT Sport Monthly Pass lets anyone buy and watch BT Sport on a month-by-month basis. To find out more visit bt.com/monthlypass, download the BT Sport App from the app store and log in.