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Robert Whittaker and Khamzat Chimiaev headline the first UFC event to be held in Saudi Arabia

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The UFC is coming to Saudi Arabia.  First time ever, the fight promotion is hosting an event in Kingdom Arena Riyadh.  The event, titled ‘Fight Night,’ will feature a middleweight match between Khamzat Chimaev and former champion Robert Whittaker.  

Dana White, UFC CEO, announced the news on social media.  “BOOOOOOM!!!!!! White posted a video announcing that UFC was heading to Saudi Arabia with a Bad Ass card featuring @robwhittakermma and @khamzat_chimaev.  

What’s going on guys?  “Here’s another announcement.”  White stated in the video that we will be traveling to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, June 22.  Our fight in Saudi Arabia will be a Fight Night, which will air live on ABC.  The main event is between former middleweight champ Robert Whittaker and 13-0 undefeated Khamzat Chmaev, to determine who will be No. “The UFC Middleweight title is up for grabs.

White also announced several other bouts, including the co-main event.  

“The comain event, No. “The co-main event, the No. 6 ranked Alexander Volkov.  Kelvin Gastelum is also going to face Daniel Rodriguez.  We’ve got Johnny Walker versus Volkan Oezdemir,”…



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