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UFC 280 ‘Embedded’ video (Ep. 2): Sorry Charlie, but lightweight division ‘belongs to Dagestan’

Episode 2 of UFC 280 “Embedded” features a confident take from Team Makhachev.

Brazil is out, Dagestan is in.

That’s assuming lightweight contender Islam Makhachev can steamroll former champion Charles Oliveira when they collide in the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) main event on Sat. (Oct. 22, 2022) at Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.

Makhachev hopes to pick up where Khabib Nurmagomedov left off.

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YEAR-END PPV BLOWOUT! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) closes out its final pay-per-view (PPV) of the year on Sat., Dec. 10, 2022, with a battle for the vacant Light Heavyweight crown between former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Jan Blachowicz, looking to stop the momentum of No. 3-seeded Magomed Ankalaev. In the co-main event of UFC 282, which will take place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, breakout star, Paddy Pimblett, intends to keep his momentum going at the expense of gritty veteran, Jared Gordon.

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“This legacy is an incredible thing, I don’t think ever in the history have two fighters from the same gym get the lightweight title almost one after the other one,” manager Rizvan Magomedov told the “Embedded” cameras. “After Khabib retired, Islam Makhachev was one of the favorite students of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. I truly believe the lightweight division belongs to Dagestan guys. I know there is some other young and hungry beast in this gym and other gyms who are gonna keep this threat and grab the title even after Islam will retire.”

For Episode 1 of UFC 280 “Embedded” click here. will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 280 fight card RIGHT HERE, starting with the early ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 10 a.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN+/ESPNews at 12 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

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