After what happened at UFC 242, when the temperature of the sand was quite high, many wonder if there will be this heat problem in UFC 251. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has been able to speak with Saeed Al-Saeed of the Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, where this new PPV will take place tomorrow.

Will there be a heat problem at UFC 251?

“I spoke to Saeed Al-Saeed of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism today. Some interesting things. He knows that UFC 242 sand had a high temperature and says that Saturday’s arena will be similar in temperature to other UFC events

“Also, the Flash Forum will remain below 30 percent of capacity, but it’s interesting … You have approximately 2,000 people who have been tested and quarantined inside the closed bubble of Fight Island. Those are potential fans … Something we could see in future shows

“Restaurants, hotel staff, security, etc. Saeed Al-Saeed mentioned that there is an opportunity here for a scene that is a little more ‘vibrant’ than we have with a team of skeletons at the Apex in Las Vegas. It will make noise like they are fans in the building during a fight. That would be fun. “