Paige VanZant, Husband On Way To UFC’s Fight Island
Paige VanZant and her husband, Austin Vanderford, have begun the long trek to Yas Island, also known as "Fight Island," for UFC 251.
VanZant will face off against Amanda Ribas in the pay-per-view main card opener on Saturday night from Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
Along with her husband, the UFC flyweight departed the United States and her home in Portland recently to embark on the trip.
The event will make history as the UFC has put together a mini-venue to hold the event and several other cards this month.
Restaurants, training areas and more have been created so that the fighters, coaches and others can remain “safe” from COVID-19.
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VanZant, meanwhile, appears in great shape ahead of her return to action.
UFC 251 features three title fights headlined by Gilbert Burns challenging Kamaru Usman for the welterweight title.
Also, Alexander Volkanovski puts his featherweight title on the line against former champion Max Holloway. The vacant bantamweight belt will also be handed out as Petr Yan collides with Jose Aldo.