UFC Fight Night : UFC 280 Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev - Fight Tonight, date, time, ticket, How to watch

The main event of UFC 280 can feature a light-weight fight between Charles Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) and Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC).

UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev airs live from the Etihad Arena in national capital, United Arab Emirates this Sat, 20 Oct . the most card can begin with a special fight time of 2:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. PT, with the ESPNews/ESPN+ prelims starting at 10:30 a.m. ET/7:30 a.m. PT.

How do these 2 stack up?

Oliveira: thirty three years recent | 5’10” | 74” reach
Makhachev: thirty one years recent | 5’10” | seventy.5” reach

What have these 2 done recently?

Oliveira: W - Justin Gaethje (SUB) | W - Dustin Poirier (SUB) | W - archangel Chandler (TKO)
Makhachev: W - policeman inexperienced (TKO) | W - Dan Hooker (SUB) | W - Thiago Moisés (SUB)

How did these 2 get here?

2022 started with a UFC light-weight champion, and his name was Charles Oliveira. It may finish that approach, too, reckoning on the results of his future fight against Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 on Sat.

When ‘Do Bronx’ was purported to defend against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 this past could, disaster stricken. the previous champion lost weight by 0.5 a pound, that LED to him being stripped of the title. He went on to vie however was ineligible to win the belt. although he submitted Gaethje via first-round rear-naked choke, Oliveira left the polygon with a special title: No. one competition. And thereupon, he would be next in line for the now-vacant UFC light-weight championship. All he required was associate opponent, and he got one in Islam Makhachev.

Months before Oliveira was dethroned on the scales, Makhachev punched his price tag to a championship chance with a first-round TKO of policeman inexperienced at UFC Vegas forty nine. Sure, it absolutely was at a catchweight given the short-notice nature of the fight, however that was the tenth consecutive win for the yankee Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product. a formidable win streak combined with the backing of his mentor and UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov was enough for Makhachev to secure his shot at gold.