Get Up Close With The UFC Fighters Before Fight Night

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JULY 05: (L-R) UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia and UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier face off during the UFC seasonal press conference at T-Mobile Arena on July 5, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Anticipation for UFC 242 is at fever pitch, with only a few days before the fighters officially slug it out for glory.

But before officially trading blows, these ring warriors are giving the public a chance to see them up close and personal.

Yas Mall is setting up a purpose-built octagon stage to host a public workout featuring six UFC 242 athletes.

Each fighter will workout for 20 minutes with their trainer to give the audience a taste of the gruelling routine they do in preparation for a fight.

On 2nd and 3rd September, fighters Valentina Shevchenko and Stephen Thompson will do a 45-minute meet and greet with fans and mall visitors.

But what about the event headliners, you might wonder.

The good news is that you can see reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Dustin Poirier in person during the official weigh-in of all the fighters at The Arena on Yas Island at 6pm.

Want more good news? The weigh-in event is FREE for the public to attend. However, you have to book free tickets (limited to two per booking) at to gain entry to the venue on 6th September.

You surely don’t want to miss seeing the fighters size up their opponents through intense stare-downs and maybe, just maybe, spew a bit of trash talk to add fuel to the fire.

We can’t wait to see these warriors give their all in the ring come fight night on 7th September at The Arena. Let’s get it on!

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