UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev Preview, How to watch, Fight card & more

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This weekend, the United Arab Emirates will host UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev, a massive night of mixed martial arts action that will feature two title fights. In the main event, former champion Charles Oliveira will face off against up-and-comer Islam Makhachev for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship.
However, the main event isn’t the only fight on the schedule; former UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan will face Sean O’Malley in what should be a notable classic.

How to watch UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev Live Stream and more details

On Saturday, October 22, UFC 280 will take place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The preliminary bouts will begin at 3 p.m. (UK time), with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. The match between Oliveira and Makhachev will start at approximately 10:15 p.m.

Fighting on the main card will be live at 7 p.m. nightly, and you may watch it.

As of 5 p.m., BT Sport 3 will be airing the preliminaries.

Tv Channel: BT Sport, ESPN+, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes

Where to watch UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev?

UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev Preview

The newest UFC pay-per-view event and the eventual return to Fight Island are rapidly approaching. On October 22, the promotion will return to Abu Dhabi with a fight card that will likely have fans pumped for the late afternoon festivities. Former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira faces off against up-and-comer Islam Makhachev in the main event of the evening. With 11 consecutive victories extending all the way back to 2018, Oliviera is on a tear. Even though he was disqualified from his May bout with Justin Gaethje due to failing to make weight, he never lost the belt in the cage.

The co-main event is also a title bout, and it’s just as exciting as the main event. Aljamain Sterling, the current bantamweight champion, will defend his crown against TJ Dillashaw, a previous champion. This is Sterling’s first championship defence since his two-fight series with Petr Yan and his second overall. After a two-year USADA penalty that lost him the title and knee surgery in 2021, TJ Dillashaw is finally back.

In addition to the main event and co-main event, this card features some of the most compelling matchups of the year for this promoter. Yan also returns, facing off against Sean O’Malley, a fan favourite. Also on the main program, Matuez Gamrot takes against Beneil Dariush, two more lightweight contenders. Also, Manon Fiorot and Katlyn Chookagian fight for a spot in the women’s flyweight division. In addition, the main event of the preliminary card is a fight between undefeated welterweight contenders Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady. They are both hoping to get a chance at the title in the near future.

The confirmed UFC 280 fight card can be found below. As the remainder of the undercard is confirmed, this page will be updated to reflect the changes.

Main event action, including Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley, will take place in Abu Dhabi.

The match between Oliveira and Makhachev should be exciting.

Do Bronx is coming off a dominant performance over Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.

However, the UFC Lightweight Championship was taken away from him since he failed to make weight for that championship bout. He will now attempt to reassume his throne.

Makhachev has a record of 22 wins and 1 loss, and he recently scored a knockout victory over Bobby Green.

UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev Fight Card

Main Card

MAIN EVENT: Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev – for vacant UFC Lightweight Championship

Aljamain Sterling (c) takes on TJ Dillashaw for the UFC Bantamweight Title.

Petr Yan against Sean O’Malley

Matchup: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Beneil Dariush

Manon Fiorot vs Katlyn Chookagian

Preliminary Cards

Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad

Both Makhmud Muradov and Caio Borralho

Taking on Volkan Oezdemir is Nikita Krylov.

Lucas Almeida vs. Zubaira Tukhugov

Match: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

Match between Armen Petrosyan and AJ Dobson

A matchup between Muhammad Mokaev and Malcolm Gordon

When Lina Lansberg takes on Karol Rosa

Up next: Magomed Mustafaev vs opponent to be determined.

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