Just weeks after UFC sold a 10% share of the company to Abu Dhabi-based Flash Entertainment, the promotion officially announced yesterday that UFC 112 will be taking place in the United Arab Emirates April 10, 2010 at the Ferrari World Outdoor Concert Arena on Yas Island. The event will feature a co-main event with two championship belts on the line as Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva (25-4-0) will be defending his middleweight crown against Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort (19-8-0) and in the lightweight division BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn (15-5-1) will look to make his fourth straight title defense at 155lbs. against top ranked Frankie Edgar
Beyond the championship bouts fans will also be treated to the return of Matt Hughes (44-7-0) in a welterweight
battle with Renzo Gracie (13-6-1), of the famed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu clan. This is going to be a mammoth event and at magnificent facility that could well turn out to be the biggest audience draw in UFC history as Ferrari World
Abu Dhabi boasts 86,000 square meters of entertainment space under its roof.
Again, the facility looks to be absolutely spectacular, but if you (like us) are unable to make the trip overseas then the virtual tour presented in the video below might just be the next best thing:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, you only need to say the name and the possibilities start racing through your head. This is a world first from a brand that thrives on being first.
Opening in 2010, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
is set to be the worlds largest indoor theme park, sitting under a roof designed in the style of a classic double-curve body shell of a Ferrari GT car. There is energy, excitement and passion for the entire family at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. With over 20 rides and attractions, including the worlds fastest rollercoaster, Ferrari World is more than a theme park “ it is where Ferraris legendary story is unveiled.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will captivate the whole family with its array of engaging activities. Couple this with its extremely innovative architecture, a dash of Italian spirit, and you will surely live an experience like nothing else you have before.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi (Yas Island)
Video showing the construction of Ferrari World