The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for Saturday’s UFC 280 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev.
Oliveira (33-8 MMA) will be looking to reclaim the UFC’s lightweight title when he takes to the Octagon on Saturday evening. ‘Do Bronx’ was most recently seen in action at May’s UFC 274 event, where he extended his current win streak to eleven in a row with a first-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje (see that here). However, because he missed weight by half a pound, Oliveira was forced to vacate the title and was ineligible to take it home that evening in Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA) will enter Saturday’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 came back at UFC 192 in October of 2015, where he was TKO’d by Adriano Martins.
UFC 280 is co-headlined by a men’s bantamweight title fight featuring Aljamain Sterling taking on former division champion TJ Dillashaw.
Sterling (21-3 MMA) will enter the contest on a seven-fight winning streak, his latest being a split decision victory over Petr Yan at UFC 273. ‘Funkmaster’ has not tasted defeat since being brutally knocked out by Marlon Moraes in December of 2017.
Meanwhile, TJ Dillashaw (17-4 MMA) was last seen in action in July of 2021, where he earned a split decision win over Cory Sandhagen. Prior to that, ‘Killashaw’ suffered a TKO loss to Henry Cejudo in a fight for the flyweight title, which ultimately led to him being suspended for EPO use.
If that wasn’t enough to get you interested, UFC 280 also features a key bantamweight bout between Sean O’Malley and Petr Yan.
Get all of today’s live weigh-in results below (refresh for updates):
UFC 280 Main Card
Lightweight title fight: Charles Oliveira (154.5) vs. Islam Makhachev (154.5)
Men’s Bantamweight title fight: Aljamain Sterling (135) vs. TJ Dillashaw (135)
Men’s bantamweight: Petr Yan (136) vs. Sean O’Malley (135.5)
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (156)
Women’s flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian (127.5**) vs. Manon Fiorot (125.5)
UFC 280 Prelims
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad (170) vs. Sean Brady (171)
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov (185.5) vs. Caio Borralho (186)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir (206) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)
Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida – Cancelled (Medical issue for Tukhugov)
Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida is off Saturday’s #UFC280 fight card 😞
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UFC 280 Early Prelims
Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170.5) vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (171)
Middleweight: Armen Petrosyan (186) vs. A.J. Dobson (185)
Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev (126) vs. Malcolm Gordon (126)
Women’s bantamweight: Karol Rosa (135) vs. Lina Lansberg (135)
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