UFC 280: Date, Fight Card, Location, Tickets and more

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UFC 280 is set to be an absolutely massive event for the biggest MMA promotion on the planet, and we’ve got all of the information you need ahead of fight night!

The epic main event has already been set, with the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship up for grabs between former title holder Charles Oliveira and rising star Islam Makhachev.

But the huge main event isn’t the only contest that is set for this card, as Sean O’Malley will be returning for his first ranked opponent in the former UFC Bantamweight Champion Petr Yan, and this one should be a striking classic!

Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 280, including the date of the event, the announced fight card, location, tickets and more.

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Latest News

UPDATE 29th September 2022

Wondering what time Sean O’Malley fights at the event? Find out below!

Read More: What time does Sean O’Malley fight at UFC 280?

Sean O'Malley waiting for his fight in the UFC octagon
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 02: Sean O’Malley reacts following his bantamweight bout against Pedro Munhoz of Brazil during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was ruled a no contest after an unintentional eye poke. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

UPDATE 28th September 2022

Khabib’s head coach doesn’t think Oliveira is the lightweight GOAT!

Read More: Charles Oliveira: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach explains why he isn’t the lightweight GOAT

Check out the latest betting odds for the huge main event!

Read More: Charles Oliviera vs Islam Makhachev Betting Odds: What is available?

Check out the current betting odds for the full confirmed fight card so far!

Read More: UFC 280 Betting Odds: Potential shocks on the night?

Charles Oliveira standing in the UFC octagon
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – MAY 07: Charles Oliveira of Brazil prepares to fight Justin Gaethje in their UFC lightweight championship bout during UFC 274 at Footprint Center on May 07, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UPDATE 27th September 2022

Sean O’Malley has a message for his haters!

Read More: UFC 280: Sean O’Malley sends message to haters as he prepares to face Petr Yan

Michael Chandler makes a big claim about Islam Makhachev!

Read More: UFC 280: Michael Chandler cools Islam Makhachev hype ahead of Charles Oliveira fight

Michael Chandler questions Islam Makhachev
Michael Chandler questions Islam Makhachev hype

UPDATE 22nd September 2022

Check out the latest fight card for the event below:

Read More: What is the fight card for UFC 280?

Wondering what time Oliveira fights? Find out below:

Read More: What time does Charles Oliveira fight at UFC 280?

Wondering what time Sterling fights? Find out below:

Read More: What time does Aljamain Sterling fight at UFC 280?

Aljamain Sterling celebrating UFC octagon
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – APRIL 09: Aljamain Sterling celebrates after his UFC bantamweight championship fight against Petr Yan of Russia during the UFC 273 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 09, 2022 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)

UPDATE 20th September 2022

Sean O’Malley is training hard to face Petr Yan next month!

Read More: UFC 280: Sean O’Malley reveals how he’s preparing for Petr Yan fight

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Sean O’Malley is training hard for Petr Yan

UPDATE 17th September 2022

Want to watch the event in the UK? Find out everything you need to know about the start time below:

Read More: What is the UK Start Time of UFC 280?

Islam Makhachev wrestling in the UFC
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: In this handout image provided by UFC, (R-L) Islam Makhachev works for a submission against Drew Dober in their lightweight fight during the UFC 259 event at UFC APEX on March 06, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UPDATE 16th September 2022

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes a shot at Charles Oliveira!

Read More: UFC 280: Khabib Nurmagomedov takes a shot at Charles Oliveira

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UPDATE 1st September

Islam Makhachev takes a shot at rival Charles Oliveira!

Read More: UFC 280: Islam Makhachev doubts Charles Oliveira truly believes he can beat him

Islam Makhachev Khabib Nurmagomedov
Islam Makhachev Khabib Nurmagomedov

UPDATE 25th August

Charles Oliveira is eyeing a fight with Conor McGregor!

Read More: UFC 280: Charles Oliveira eyes title fight with Conor McGregor if he beats Islam Makhachev

Conor McGregor & Charles Oliveira
Charles Oliveira is eyeing a fight with Conor McGregor

UPDATE 11th August

Islam Makhachev lashes out at rival Charles Oliveira!

Read More: UFC 280: Islam Makhachev slams Charles Oliveira for being champion in ‘my division’

Sean O’Malley would be okay with losing to Petr Yan at UFC 280!

Read More: UFC 280: Sean O’Malley admits he’d be ‘okay with losing’ to Petr Yan

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Sean O’Malley is ‘okay’ with losing to Petr Yan

UPDATE 10th August

Sean O’Malley makes a bold claim ahead of his UFC 280 clash with Petr Yan!

Read More: UFC 280: Sean O’Malley claims he’s the best ‘MMA striker’ in UFC

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Sean O’Malley believes he is the best MMA striker in UFC

Date

Islam Makhachev is 'the next best thing' to Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to Dan Hooker
Islam Makhachev is ‘the next best thing’ to Khabib Nurmagomedov, according to Dan Hooker

UFC 280 will be taking place on Saturday, October 22nd 2022.

Read More: What is the date of UFC 280?


Who will fight at UFC 280?

UFC 276: Munhoz v O'Malley
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 02: Sean O’Malley reacts following his bantamweight bout against Pedro Munhoz of Brazil during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena on July 02, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fight was ruled a no contest after an unintentional eye poke. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

The fight card for UFC 280 is as follows according to the official UFC website (as of writing on Saturday, September 17th 2022):

  • Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev – UFC Lightweight Title Bout
  • Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw – UFC Bantamweight Title Bout
  • Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley – Bantamweight Bout
  • Beneil Dariush vs Mateusz Gamrot – Lightweight Bout
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs Manon Fiorot – Women’s Flyweight Bout
  • Belal Muhammad vs Sean Brady – Welterweight Bout
  • Makhmud Muradov vs Caio Borralho – Middleweight Bout
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov – Light Heavyweight Bout
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lucas Almeida – Featherweight Bout
  • Magomed Mustafaev vs Jamie Mullarkey – Lightweight Bout

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Location

Etihad Arena UAE
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UFC 280 will be taking place from Etihad Arena, Yas Island/Yas West in the United Arab Emirates.

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Tickets

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Charles Oliveira is set to take on Justin Gaethje on Saturday night

Tickets for UFC 280 are now available to purchase directly from the Etihad Arena website. As of writing, the cheapest option for combat sports fans is a Bronze seat at AED 395 and the most expensive is a VVIP seat at AED 7,995.

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What time will UFC 280 Start?

Islam Makhachev is a longtime training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov
Islam Makhachev is a longtime training partner of Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC 280 is set to start at 7 PM BST on Saturday, October 22nd 2022.


Where can I watch UFC 280?

UFC 220: Makhachev v Tibau
BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 20: Islam Makhachev celebrates his first round knockout against Gleison Tibau in their Lightweight fight during UFC 220 at TD Garden on January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

How you can actually watch the UFC 280 event all depends on where you are based in the world.

Check out how to watch the live stream below!

Read More: UFC 280 Live Stream: How to watch


What TV Channels show UFC?

BT Sport's UFC presenters
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BT Sport is the UK home of the Ultimate Fighting Championship/UFC and the broadcaster shows the majority of events as part of the standard subscription.

Only on very rare occasions are the US PPV cards shown on BT Sport Box Office, and these usually involve megastars such as Conor McGregor and Jon Jones.


Can I buy UFC PPV without ESPN+?

The official logo for ESPN+
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If you’re based in the United States, then you will need to go through ESPN+ to purchase the PPV on the night.

It’s worth noting that you will need to have an ESPN+ subscription even if you only want to purchase and watch UFC 280.

An ESPN+ subscription costs $9.99 per month.


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