UFC 280

UFC 280 returns on Saturday, 22 Oct., in Abu Dhabi with two exciting title fights. Charles Oliveira will headline the main event as he takes on Islam Makhachev for the UFC lightweight title. Aljamain Sterling will defend his bantamweight strap against TJ Dillashaw in another fight. You can follow UFC 280, start time, fight cards, and PPV price here.

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Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev

It’s all set for a thrilling fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev at the “Fight Island”. These two fighters have been on magnificent runs looking to carry the momentum.

Oliveira (33-8, 1 NC), nicknamed “Do Bronx”, beat Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to win the lightweight belt. At UFC 274, he beat Justin Gaethje but was stripped of his belt due to missing the weight class. On an 11-match winning streak, the 33-year-old Brazilian will look to reclaim his title tonight.

However, Islam Makhachev will be up for the challenge and is on a 10-match winning streak. Makhachev won his last fight against Bobby Green via TKO in February. The 31-year-old Russian has an impressive 22-1 record.

Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw

Also, in the main cards of UFC 280, Aljamain Sterling will defend his bantamweight belt against TJ Dillashaw.

Sterling (21-3) “The Funk Master” is on a 6-match winning streak. He won against Petr Yan via disqualification following an illegal knee from Yan in the bantamweight title match in 2021.

The 33-year-old American defended his title in a rematch against Yan in April.

The former bantamweight champion Dillashaw (18-4) returned to action in 2021 following his ban in 2019. Dillashaw beat Cory Sandhagen via a split decision in his return.

UFC 280: Date, Start Time, Cage Walks, and Venue

  • Date: Saturday, 22 October
  • Start Time: 10 am ET | 3 pm BST | 12 am AEST
  • Main Card: 2 pm ET | 7 pm BST | 4 am AEST
  • Main Event Cage Walks: 5:15 pm ET | 10:15 pm BST | 7:15 am AEST
  • Venue: Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, also known as the “Fight Island”
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The Prelims of UFC 280 will go underway at 2:00 pm GMT. The main cards will start at 6:00 pm GMT. The cage walks for the main event between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will start around 9:15 pm GMT, depending on how long the undercards go.

Fight Card

In the main event of the UFC 280, Charles Oliveira will be fighting against Islam Makhachev. They will be fighting for the UFC Vacant Lightweight Championship. Charles Oliveira won against Justin Gaethje in the title fight of UFC 274, while Islam Makhachev won against Bobby Green in his last fight.

There will be another three fights in the main card, including the fights of Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley, Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot, Katlyn Chookagian, and Manon Fiorot. There will also be some great fights in the prelims.

Main event:

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev UFC Vacant Lightweight Championship

Co-Main Event:

  • Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw UFC Bantamweight Championship

Main Cards:

  • Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot


  • Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady
  • Makhmud Muradov vs. Caio Borralho
  • Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir
  • Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida
  • Magomed Mustafaev vs. Yamato Nishikawa
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
  • Armen Petrosyan vs. A.J. Dobson
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon
  • Karol Rosa vs. Lina Lansberg

How to Watch UFC 280 Online via Live Stream

Fans in the United States can watch the main card of UFC 280 via live stream on ESPN+ pay-per-view.

The current ESPN+ subscribers can access the fight for $74.99. If you want to subscribe to ESPN+, you can claim the streaming service (annual subscription) and the fight for $99.98.

Fans in the UK can watch UFC 280 main card live on BT Sports. The prelims will be available on UFC Fight Pass.

The Main Event Kayo Sports will broadcast the event live in Australia. Canadian fans can tune in to Bell and Rogers to live stream the UFC 280.

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