A look at the UFC's April 11th visit to Abu Dhabi, where Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson meet in a five-round main event.
Your eyes are not deceiving you, there is no UFC this week. In fact, the next show isn't until April 11th, an unfathomable 2 1/2 weeks after yesterday's card. After six events in six weeks I'm not sure whether to exhale or go directly into UFC withdrawal mode.
Anyway, April kicks off with a return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, a place they haven't been since UFC 112 back in 2010. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
and Roy Nelson
headline the Fight Pass-streamed event, with Tatsuya Kawajiri
taking on Clay Guida
in the co-main event. A fight that is definitely worth keeping an eye on is John Howard
, 2-0 in his UFC return, against Ryan LaFlare
, who is 3-0 inside the Octagon.
Here's a look at the full card, which you can watch starting with the prelims at 11:30 AM ET/8:30 AM PT. What could be better than a UFC event on a work day in the daytime?
Main Card (2 PM ET)
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush
Preliminary Card (11:30 AM ET)
Jared Rosholt vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Chris Camozzi vs. Andrew Craig
Alptekin Ozkilic vs. Dustin Ortiz
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer