Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev headline UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi

July 16, 2022

During Saturday’s UFC Long Island broadcast on ESPN and ABC, the fight promotion announced the UFC 280 headlining bout.

Charles Oliveira, who was stripped of his lightweight championship when he missed weight by a half pound in May, will face No. 4 ranked Islam Makhachev for the vacant title. UFC 280 takes place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 22.

The former UFC lightweight champion is riding an impressive 11-fight winning streak. His last four wins are over Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.

Makhachev is on a winning steak of his own. He’s won his last 10 bouts with wins over Bobby Green and Dan Hooker in his last two outings.

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