The Mi Gente hitmaker will take to the stage as part of UFC 242 Showdown Week celebrations in September…

Colombian Reggaeton singer J Balvin has been announced as the second artist to perform as part of UFC 242 Showdown Week in Abu Dhabi this September.

The Mi Gente hitmaker will perform at The Arena on Yas Island on Thursday September 5, a day after the Red Hot Chili Peppers make their UAE debut at The Arena on Wednesday September 4.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday 19 August from 12pm on, priced from Dhs360 for early bird regular tickets, and Dhs440 for early bird platinum tickets. Thereafter, regular tickets will be Dhs450, and platinum will be Dhs550.

Credited as one of a number of stars propelling Latin music to the forefront of the worldwide music scene, J Balvin has collaborated with stars including Cardi B, Pharell Williams and Sean Paul. To date, he’s amassed more than 20 billion views on YouTube.

His performance in Abu Dhabi this September will mark the UAE debut for the Reggaeton star.

Both J Balvin and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will play in Abu Dhabi as part of ‘Showdown Week’, which will run from September 1 to 7. The week-long schedule will see city-wide events and activations take place including pool and beach parties, shopping and restaurant deals.

UFC 242 is set to be one of the most exciting matches in the MMA calendar when it takes place in just under three weeks time. The reigning UFC lightweight world champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle interim champ Dustin Poirier in the title unification bout at the currently under construction arena on Yas Island.

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