Here is everything you need to know about the fight card for UFC 280, including the massive main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.
UFC 280 Fight Card
UFC 280 looks on paper to be one of the biggest events of the year, and as of writing, only around half the card has even been confirmed thus far.
For context, here are all of the bouts that have been revealed for the event from Etihad Arena in Yas Island as of writing on Thursday, September 22nd 2022:
- Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev – Main Event 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
We will update this page as and when the company confirms more bouts for the card and the layout of the Early Prelims, Prelims and Main Card.
Khabib Nurmagomedov on Oliveira vs Makhachev
Former Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently made some massive claims regarding the main event.
Taking to social media, the former 155-pound king stated: “I just think Charles Oliveira will not show up in Abu Dhabi and the UFC will replace Charles with Beneil Dariush. Regardless of who the opponent will be, @MAKHACHEVMMA is on his way to becoming the best in the world #ufc280.”
Beneil Dariush has also revealed that he is the backup for the main event. Speaking to MMAJunkie, he said: “That’s what Ali (Abdelaziz) told me – I was the backup for this. Of course (I’ll make 155 pounds). It’s not that hard. I make 156. Last time in Texas (at UFC 262), I was pretty much 155 when I fought.”
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