Pros react after Islam Makhachev subs Charles Oliveira at UFC 280

By Chris Taylor - October 22, 2022

Tonight’s UFC 280 event was headlined by a lightweight title fight featuring Charles Oliveira taking on Islam Makhachev.

Islam Makhachev, UFC 280, UFC

Oliveira (33-9 MMA) was looking to reclaim the UFC’s lightweight title when he took to the Octagon this evening. ‘Do Bronx’ was most previously seen in action at May’s UFC 274 event, where he extended his win streak to eleven in a row with a first-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje (see that here). However, because he had missed weight by half a pound for the contest, Oliveira was forced to vacate the title and was ineligible to take the belt home that evening in Phoenix.

Meanwhile, Islam Makhachev (23-1 MMA) had entered tonight’s UFC 280 main event sporting a ten-fight winning streak, his latest being a first-round TKO victory over Bobby Green this past February. The Russian’s lone loss had come back way back at UFC 192 in October of 2015, when he was TKO’d by Adriano Martins.

Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev

Tonight’s UFC 280 main event proved to be a coming out party for Islam Makhachev. The Russian standout was able to hurt Charles Oliveira in the standup on two occasions, the second of which resulted in ‘Do Bronx’ dropping to the canvas in round two. From there, Islam would secure a head and arm choke which forced ‘Do Bronx’ to tapout. Check out the unbelievable finish here.

Official UFC 280 Result: Islam Makhachev def. Charles Oliveira via submission in Round 2

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’ below:

Post-fight reactions to Islam Makhachev defeating Charles Oliveira at UFC 280:

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