The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi for the first in in five years on Friday night for ‘UFC Fight Night 39’ and we’ve got the full line-up for you.

Headlining the show is a heavyweight encounter between grizzled veterans Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Roy Nelson.

Both men are on a downward spiral at this moment in time, having each lost two of their last three bouts, so this fight will be considered a must-win.

In the co-main event Clay Guida looks to get back to winning ways in the featherweight division against Tatsuya Kawajiri who made a successful debut in the promotion earlier this year.

John Howard is currently 2-0 in his seconds spell in the UFC and he’ll now take on Ryan LaFlare who’s unbeaten in his ten fight professional career, with three of those victories taking place inside the Octagon.

The four fight main card begins with former TUF finalist Ramsey Nijem taking on Beneil Dariush.

Check out the full UFC Fight Night 39 fight card below.

Main Card:

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson
Clay Guida vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
John Howard vs. Ryan LaFlare
Ramsey Nijem vs. Beneil Dariush


Daniel Omielanczuk vs. Jared Rosholt
Johnny Bedford vs. Rani Yahya
Thales Leites vs. Trevor Smith
Chris Camozzi vs. Andrew Craig
Dustin Ortiz vs. Alptekin Ozkilic
Jim Alers vs. Alan Omer

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