Listen up MMA fans…

Fans across the UAE are gearing up for what is turning out to be one of the biggest events to hit Abu Dhabi this year – Abu Dhabi Showdown Week. On top of all of the epic musical action set to hit the capital over the next week, we can’t forget about the main event: Khabib vs Poirier.

The eagerly-anticipated fight night is preluded by the all important weigh-in taking place the day before, Friday September 6. Tickets for the weigh-in are completely free, but availability is limited so you’ll have to be quick if you want to get your hands on them.

Available first come first served, you can book your tickets from 12pm on Monday September 2, although note that they are limited to two tickets per booking. Tickets are only available from, so keep your eye on their website come Monday for the booking link.

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At the event you can expect an afternoon filled with drama and anticipation as the weigh-in and stare-downs take place. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier will begin their part at 6pm, but you’ll want to get down early to catch all the action kicking off from 3pm.

The free event includes a UFC Fan Experience, with the chance to join a Q&A with guest athletes, as well as a programme of exciting entertainment. It will all take place in Abu Dhabi’s brand new purpose built arena, aptly called The Arena, which is located on Yas Island.

Additionally throughout the week, you’ll find a host of thrilling events including performances from legendary rock band Red Hot Chilli Peppers, reggaeton star J Balvin and more. The world lightweight championship will come to a close after Khabib and Poirier face each other on Saturday September 7.

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