UFC officially cancel the trip to Abu Dhabi for UFC 129; New Jersey lined-up as a possible replacementPosted on December 16, 2010, 08:44 AM by Anton Gurevich
MMAFighting.com reports that the Ultimate Fighting Championship have officially cancelled the UFC 129 trip to Abu Dhabi next March.
The event was expected to be headlined by a UFC Light Heavyweight Title bout between Mauricio "Shogun" Rua and Rashad Evans, but instead, it's expected now to take place at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
UFC's last trip to Abu Dhabi was highlighted by Anderson Silva's controversial performance in the UFC Middleweight Title fight against Demian Maia, what Dana White labeled as "one of the worst moments as a president of the promotion. According to the report, UFC will still look to book an event in Abu Dhabi this year, probably in Autumn or Winter.
Rumored UFC 129 Fight Card: