Nick Diaz vs Vicente Luque, Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chiesa at UFC Abu Dhabi

Alright, let’s shake things up a bit.

So, the buzz is real! #UFCAbuDhabi is all set to roll. Thanks to a tweet from @danawhite, we’ve got the scoop. May 29, 2024, is the date to circle.

Now, onto the juicy bits. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is bringing a monster main card to Abu Dhabi this fall. It’s gonna be epic.

Wednesday brought us a bombshell. The full five-fight lineup for UFC on ABC 7 was dropped. Picture this: the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, packed and roaring on Aug. 3.

Top of the bill? Cory Sandhagen vs. Umar Nurmagomedov. A bantamweight clash that’s been on everyone’s lips. And hey, there’s more. Marlon Vera and Deiveson Figueiredo are also throwing down in what promises to be a bantamweight barnburner. Plus, three other matchups that’ll have you on the edge of your seat.

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Nick Diaz, folks. He’s back. Stepping into the Octagon against Vicente Luque in a welterweight showdown. Diaz hasn’t fought since tangling with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 in 2021. It’s been a minute, right? His record? 26-10, 2 NC. And he’s hungry.

Luque’s been in a bit of a rough patch, but he did snag a win in 2023. His record’s a rollercoaster lately, but with 13 finishes in the UFC, he’s not someone to take lightly.

Now, let’s talk Tony Ferguson. He’s set to face Michael Chiesa in what could be his last dance at 40. Both warriors have seen better days, but they’re not done yet. Ferguson’s looking to snap a seven-fight skid, while Chiesa’s aiming to rebound from three straight losses.

And for the strawweight fans, Mackenzie Dern vs. Lupita Godinez is on the menu. Top-10 implications are on the line. Dern’s grappling is top-notch, but she’s looking to bounce back after a couple of tough losses. Godinez, with her impressive takedown game, is eyeing a return to the win column after a setback in March.

So, there you have it. A mix of comebacks, grudge matches, and potential farewells. UFC Abu Dhabi is shaping up to be a night to remember. Can’t wait!

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