UFC 280 live stream results, play-by-play-updates: Event headliners Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will battle for the vacant Lightweight title, not long after Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw hook ‘em up for “Funk Master’s” 135-pound strap in the UFC 280 co-main event. Expect the winner to answer to former champion Petr Yan, or perhaps Sean O’Malley if “Sugar” can upset “No Mercy” on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card. Further down the line up, Beneil Dariush and Mateusz Gamrot collide for a spot in the division Top 5, while hoping to make a name for themselves in the crowded 155-pound title chase.
UFC 280’s five-fight PPV main card is set to pop off TODAY (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) at 2 p.m. ET from inside Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and we’re going to bring you LIVE results and real-time play-by-play updates below, starting with the women’s flyweight contest between Katlyn Chookagian and Manon Fiorot. In addition, we’re also covering the UFC 280 “Prelims” undercard bouts streaming on ESPNews and ESPN+ in a separate thread RIGHT HERE beginning promptly at 10 a.m. ET.
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Keep in mind that we will also be the spot for the latest news, recaps, and post-fight analysis following “Oliveira vs. Makhachev.” Without further delay, see below for the latest UFC 280 main card PPV results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)
UFC 280 PPV MAIN CARD QUICK RESULTS:
Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev — Makhachev def. Oliveira by submission (arm triangle choke) at 3:16 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw — Sterling def. Dillashaw by TKO (punches) at 3:44 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley — O’Malley def. Yan by split decision (28-29, 29-28 x2) — HIGHLIGHTS!
Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot — Dariush def. Gamrot by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot — Fiorot def. Chookagian by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
UFC 280 ‘PRELIMS’ QUICK RESULTS:
170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad — Muhammad def. Brady by TKO (punches) at 4:47 of Round Two — HIGHLIGHTS!
185 lbs.: Caio Borralho vs. Makhmud Muradov — Borralho def. Muradov by unanimousu decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)
205 lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir — Krylov def. Oezdemir by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
170 lbs.: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev — Nurmagomedov def. Omargadzhiev by unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
185 lbs.: Armen Petrosyan vs. A.J. Dobson — Petrosyan def. Dobson by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
125 lbs.: Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon — Mokaev def. Gordon by submission (armbar) at 4:26 of Round Three — HIGHLIGHTS!
135 lbs.: Karol Rosa vs. Lina Lansberg — Rosa def. Lansberg by majority decision (29-27 x2, 28-28)
UFC 280 PPV MAIN CARD PLAY-BY-PLAY:
155 lbs.: Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev for vacant lightweight title
Round 1: Trading hands early. Straight left from Makhachev. Oliveira grabs a body lock and appears to pull guard. Looking for a triangle, nothing there a minute in. Makhachev moves to half guard, but Oliveira hits a deep half guard sweep to get to his feet. Trading knees tow minutes in. Nice hip toss by Makhachev puts him back on top in half guard. Oliveira regains full. Short lefts by Makhachev with two minutes to go.
Heavy pressure from Makhachev, dropping elbows. Oliveira looks like he’s cut around the right eye. One minute to go. Solid shots from Makhachev. Nice upkick from Oliveira and an elbow to cap things off. 10-9 Makhachev.
Round 2: Solid right cross by Oliveira. Makhachev moves inside, lands knees. Oliveira looks for a throw, can’t complete it and Makhachev puts him on the fence. Knees form Oliveira as he defends. One minute in. Makhachev tries to throw him down, can’t. They trade knees on the exit. Counter two-piece by Makhachev. Trading heat. Two minutes in. 2-3 from Makhachev. Head kick attempt. Oliveira pursuing, getting caught coming in. He tries a flying knee and gets floored by a right hand. Makhachev moves right into an arm triangle and forces a quick tap.
Final result: Makhachev def. Oliveira by submission (arm triangle choke)
135 lbs.: UFC Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw
Round 1: They meet in the center and get to exchanging kicks. Sterling catches a kick, lands an uppercut on the way up, and scrambles into top half guard. Dillashaw looks like he’s injured himself and is trying to decide whether to tap. Full mount for Sterling a minute in. Heavy punches. More shots piling up and he’s got the back. Two minutes in. RNC almost in Dillashaw makes an admirable attempt to explode to his feet, stuck on his knees. He’s 100% injured. Back to full back control for Sterling. Two minutes to go.
Solid shots from Sterling piling up. Dillashaw surviving somehow, tries to stand, big brothered to the mat. Sterling continuing to pile up shots. Dillashaw makes it to his feet with a minute to go. Another double-leg by Sterling. As they stand, it’s clear that Dillashaw’s left shoulder is toast. 10-8 Sterling.
Round 2: Back to trading in the center. The doctors gave Dillashaw the all-clear but he’s not throwing his left hand. Easy takedown for Sterling. One minute in. Side control. Dillashaw gets to his feet, caught in an anaconda choke. Nice escape two minutes in. Dillashaw tries to re-insert his shoulder mid-fight. Sterling takes him down again and gets to work with punches. Two minutes to go.
Mount for Sterling, now the back. Gnarly elbows. Sterling bombing away and there’s the finish.
Final result: Sterling def. Dillashaw by TKO (punches)
135 lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
Round 1: Low kick to right hand from Yan. He checks O’Malley’s own low kick. Lots of early pressure. O’Malley tries a front kick, switching stance. Yan warned for outstretched fingers a minute in. O’Malley leg kick. 1-1-2 lands for him after eating a low kick. More low kicks from O’Malley, who avoids a long hook and lands a right cross. Two minutes in. Solid low kick from Yan. Quick O’Malley jab. Yan shoots, gets the rear body lock. Knee on the break. O’Malley lands a straight left with two minutes to go.
More pressure from Yan, O’Malley landing jabs. Overhand left by Yan. Low kick to double left to high-amplitude double-leg. Full guard with a minute to go. O’Malley makes it to his feet. Yan low kick, O’Malley body kick. Yan weaves through a long combo. 1-2 lands for O’Malley, who eats a calf kick and looks for his own takedown. Close round. 10-9 Yan.
Round 2: Hard body kick and left hook for Yan. Right cross from O’Malley, then a big straight left that has Yan hurt. Yan hits the deck on a follow-up, but makes it to his feet and just blasts O’Malley with a baseball bat of a straight left before wrenching him down into guard. One minute in. Hard punches from Yan. O’Malley considers an armbar, tries to stand, taken back down. Back to his feet, eats a knee to the body. Two minutes in. Yan re-shoots, good pummeling by O’Malley, Hard knee by Yan on the break. Slick trip from Yan, can’t establish on top. O’Malley 1-2. Yan looking to mug against the fence. Two minutes to go.
Stiff jab by Yan. O’Malley body kick. Nasty body kick from Yan met by a hook. Another body kick. Yan low kick, O’Malley combo. Yan shoots behind a flurry with a minute to go. Another successful takedown. Solid punches from the top. 10-9 Yan.
Round 3: O’Malley looks for a series of jabs. Yan tries a flying switch kick, can’t get a single-leg. Brief clinch. Low kick and double jab from O’Malley. Yan low kick. O’Malley picking at the lead leg, lands a straight left a minute in. Yan body kick, falls short with the follow-up. Yan punches his way in for another takedown attempt, get finish the tree-top. Nice knee and left hook from O’Malley have Yan cut. O’Malley on the attack. Trading bombs in center cage. O’Malley 1-2, Yan left hook two minutes in. O’Malley head kick prompts Yan to shoot. O’Malley defending against the fence. Yan switches to a double and O’Malley flubs a guillotine to end up on his back. Two minutes to go.
O’Malley looking for a kimura. Back to his feet. They separate with just under 90 on the clock. O’Malley 1-2. Both miss big with kill shots, then Yan drills him with a huge straight left before looking for another takedown. O’Malley granby rolls to freedom. Yan’s eye is a mess. O’Malley firing jabs, gets dragged down by a reactive shot. Yan ends the round blasting away. What a fight. 10-9 O’Malley.
Final result: O’Malley def. Yan by split decision
155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot
Round 1: Lead right to level change from Gamrot, no dice. Dariush tries a head kick. Reactive shot from Gamrot, who absorbs a knee and out-scrambles Dariush to avoid a back take. Dariush rolls for a kneebar. Gamrot gets free and holds onto a rear waist lock a minute in. They separate. Blood’s coming from Gamrot’s ear. Low kick from Dariush. Gamrot catches a low kick for a takedown. Dariush gets to his knees and granby rolls again. Awkward leglock position two minutes in. Now a traditional 50/50. Dariush uses it to scramble up, Gamrot still attached. Right hand on the exit from Gamrot with two minutes to go.
Dariush stalking forward, has to fight off another level change. Rear crucifix for Dariush. Gamrot powering through, completes the takedown. One minute to go. Again with the body lock as Dariush stands, swatting right on the break. Dariush body kick. Gamrot tries a flying front kick, eats a body kick. 10-9 Dariush on damage.
Round 2: Early shot from Gamrot, lands a knee on the exit. Low kick lands for Dariush, nice jab behind it. Left hands fall short. Low kick a minute in, eats a left cross. Nice step-in knee. Body kick. Gamrot shoots, rebuffed. Two minutes in. Dariush body kick, straight left falls short. Quick right lands for Gamrot, who fakes him out on a shot, then powers through a knee for another. Dariush denies it again. Two minutes to go.
Reactive shot by Gamrot, still can’t get it or the follow-up ankle pick. Nice 1-2 lands for Dariush. Hard leg kick, eats a straight right. Glancing head kick. Counter left. Gamrot tries to double the right, runs into a left with a minute to go. Right cross by Gamrot, both try head kicks behind it. Jump knee to level change by Gamrot and he wheelbarrows Dariush to the mat before looking for a last-second ankle lock. 10-9 Dariush.
Round 3: Gamrot chains a level change into a leglock attempt. Dariush fights it off and fires a head kick on the exit. Low kicks. One minute in. Intercepting knee. Solid overhand right by Gamrot behind it. Dariush 1-2. Powerful shot by by Gamrot, relentlessly trying to chain it. Great defense by Dariush. Two minutes to go.
Gamrot body kick. Dariush lands his own. Dariush counters a body kick with a vicious overhand left that drops Gamrot. Gamrot immediately scrambles into a takedown attempt, can’t get it, and gets back to stalking. Body kick with a minute to go. Hard 1-2. Gamrot tries a flying knee, shoots, somehow completes it into north-south. Dariush gets to his knees and stands. They trade power hands. 10-9 Dariush.
Final result: Dariush def. Gamrot by unanimous decision
125 lbs.: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot
Round 1: Fiorot pushing forward, lands a 2-1. Chookagian tries a body kick. Nice straight right. 1-2. Fiorot falling short with check hooks. Oblique kick a minute in. Chookagian lands a 1-2, briefly ties up. Quick exchange in center cage. More side kicks to the knee from Fiorot. Side kick to the body. Two minutes in. Chookagian ducks a 1-2. Body shots. Hard right hook lands for Fiorot but Chookagian is outlanding her so far. Two minutes to go.
Side kick lands for Fiorot. Lead right hook, gets caught with a head kick leaning back. Fiorot 3-2. Side kick, right hand on the break. One minute to go. Both land body kicks. Two-piece, body kick, right hook. Chookagian body kick. Low kick. 10-9 Chookagian.
Round 2: Trading in the center to start. Side kicks from Fiorot. Flurry falls short, kick to the knee does not. One minute in. Another side kick from Fiorot met by a straight right. Chookagian leg kick, eats a counter two-piece. Fiorot falls short with body shots, lands a pair of right hooks. Two minutes in. Fiorot side kick. 1-2-3. Counter right by Chookagian, but it seems like Fiorot’s landing more this round. There’s a check hook from Chookagian as I type that. Big 1-2 by Fiorot, combo by Chookagian. Two minutes to go.
Hard straight left for Fiorot. Good jab, avoids a head kick. Chookagian to the body. She misses by a mile with a spinning back fist. Another 1-2 from Fiorot. One minute to go. 1-2. Side kick downstairs. Counter left. Big collision in center cage. Counter 1-2 lands for Fiorot. 10-9 Fiorot.
Round 3: Early punching volleys from Fiorot. Double jab. Chookagian throwing with her. Straight left by Fiorot, side kicks. One minute in. Fiorot throwing more volume at the moment, neither landing super clean. Chookagian leg kick, Fiorot knee kick. Fiorot denies a level change. Two minutes in. Fiorot check hook. Chookagian jab. Quick exchange. Leg kick by Fiorot. Neither landing clean, another side kick downstairs by Fiorot. Two minutes to go.
Chookagian to the body. Fiorot’s taken her foot off the gas. Chookagian combo. Check hook by Fiorot. Chookagian low kick, eats a right hook in return. One minute to go. Fiorot times a low kick for a takedown. Chookagian manages to elevate with a hook and return to her feet. Back to trading punches. Fiorot side kick. Solid knee from Fiorot at the bell. 10-9 Fiorot? I can already smell the split decision.
Final result: Fiorot def. Chookagian by unanimous decision
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