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Before that action begins at 2 p.m. ET later this afternoon, though, will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 280 “Prelims” undercard below, beginning with the first fight at 10:30 a.m. ET on ESPN+/Fight Pass. We will then cover UFC 280’s PPV main card in a separate thread right here, beginning at 2 p.m. ET.

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 “Prelims” undercard results. (Note: This will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll toward the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action.)


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)


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 unanimous 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)


170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Belal Muhammad

Round one: Muhammad stalking forward as always. Low kick from Brady. 3-2 just misses. Good exchange near the fence a minute in. Brady catches a kick and tries to shove him to the mat. Sharp 3-2. Muhammad body and low kick. Both fire volleys. Two minutes in. They trade body kicks. Brady catches a kick, shoots, denied. Muhammad looks for a combination. Stiff left stings Muhammad for a moment. Two minutes to go.

Muhammad 1-1-2, Brady left hook. Four-piece from Muhammad, last two connect. Quick exchange near the fence. Heavy right cross lands for Brady, Muhammad comes back with his own. Again they trade heavy rights. Hard counter right by Brady met by a body kick. Brady check hook. He shoots, denied. 1-1-2 by Muhammad, pouring on some late pressure. 10-9 Brady.

Round two: Muhammad continuing to pressure, eats a hard low kick. Potshots from Brady as he fights off the back foot. Muhammad low kick answered in kind. Brady shoots, denied. Tight left hook. Front kick just misses, left hook does not. Double left by Muhammad. Nice exchange in the center. Hard right hand lands for Brady. Muhammad combo two minutes in. Heavy rights from both men. Brady leg kick. Hard left hook to answer a head kick attempt. Brady shoots, denied, left hand on the way up. Two minutes to go.

Brady body kick and left hook. Another left hook and another after eating a 1-2. Big exchange. Brady shoots, rebuffed. Muhammad to the body. Low kick to 1-2. He slips, eats a left hook on the way up. Brady 2-1 with a minute to go. Big overhand right by Muhammad and Brady’s hurt. Muhammad opening up against the fence. The broadside continues and another right hand hurts Brady again. Sneaky uppercut. Muhammad clobbering him and a hard right hand sends the ref in for a standing TKO.

Final result: Muhammad def. Brady by TKO (punches)

185 lbs.: Caio Borralho vs. Makhmud Muradov

Round one: Both men mobile in the early going. Nice counter jab by Borralho, misses high on a head kick. Heavy counter right lands for Muradov a minute in. Borralho leg kick. Another counter catches Muradov throwing, but he comes back with his own counter on the fence. Blast double puts Borralho on top. He nearly gets the back as Muradov tries to stand, but the latter surrenders half guard two minutes in. Muradov warned for fingers in the eye region. Short shofts from Borralho. Muradov tries to kick him off and Borralho uses it to take mount. Two minutes to go.

Borralho lands a good left hand as Muradov scrambles, but ends up on the bottom after a missed armbar. Kneebar attempt by Borralho, no dice, nice upkick. One minute to go. Full guard for Muradov. Warned again for messing with the eyes. Muradov complains of an illegal knee that was clearly just an awkward position change. 10-9 Borralho.

Round two: Both fire head kicks. Borralho low kick. Both men largely staying out of range and trying to pick their spots a minute in. Muradov shoots directly into a guillotine, which Borralho uses to sweep into half guard. Full mount. Two minutes in. Again Muradov manages to sweep into guard. Moves to half guard. Two minutes to go.

Borralho regains guard. Trying to scoot to the fence. One minute to go. Muradov not doing much from the top. Borralho uses a guillotine to sweep. 10-9 Muradov.

Round three: Solid check hook my Muradov. Borralho oblique kick. Check hook of his own. One minute in. Borralho 3-2, falls short with a leaping hook. He shoots, denied. Muradov shoots, caught in another guillotine. Borralho uses it to mount two minutes in. Muradov bridges and regains guard. Tries to kick Borralho off, can’t do so with two minutes to go.

Borralho playing tight and heavy. One minute to go. Borralho tries some late punches. 10-9 Borralho.

Final result: Borralho def. Muradov by unanimous decision

205 lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir

Round one: They’re trading right off the bat and it’s Oezdemir tearing him up in the exchanges. Oezdemir landing power punch after power punch, but Krylov somehow manages to fire a takedown attempt. Oezdemir defends and they separate. One minute in. Low kick from Oezdemir. Clubbing shots in the clinch. Krylov changes levels again, drags him down, can’t keep him there. Oezdemir manages to stand against the fence. Two minutes in. They separate. Krylov combo falls short. Oezdemir leg kick. Krylov body kick. Big exchange and suddenly it’s Oezdemir on rubber legs after a heavy knee. Krylov charges him with punches for a knockdown and ties up. Two minutes to go.

Krylov drags him down, can’t keep him there, then pulls him down into back mount. Looking for the RNC, Oezdemir fighting the hands. He manages to turn and stand, eats a knee, dumps Krylov to the mat with a minute to go. Oezdemir dropping punches, moves to side control. Krylov gets an underhook and stands. 10-9 Krylov.

Round two: Another wild exchange to start the round. Things slow down a bit afterwards. Glancing head kick by Krylov. Blast double attempt, completes it against the fence. One minute in. Oezdemir using the fence to try and stand. Krylov staying attached, threatening to wrench him down. He drags Oezdemir to his knees, then tries a head kick on the break. Brief clinch. Nice uppercut from Krylov to kick off a combo, then another successful double-leg with two minutes to go.

Full guard for Krylov. One minute to go. Short shots from Krylov. 10-9 Krylov.

Round three: Heavy kicks from Krylov. Uppercut, knee, double-leg. On top in half guard. One minute in. Oezdemir regains guard. Staying heavy, not super active. Two minutes in. Ref stands them up. they trade right hands with two minutes to go.

Jab from Krylov stings Oezdemir, who comes back with a left hook. Sharp combinations piling up for Krylov and there’s another takedown into guard. Short punches from Krylov. One minute to go. Now he postures up for some heavier blows. 10-9 Krylov.

Final result: Krylov def. Oezdemir by unanimous decision

170 lbs.: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

Round one: Body kick from Omargadzhiev. 1-2 lands for Nurmagomedov. He shoots, caught in a front headlock. Solid knees by Omargadzhiev force Nurmagomedov to exit. One minute in. Low kick met by a stiff Nurmagomedov jab. Trading low kicks. Big miss on an overhand right from Nurmagomedov. Omargadzhiev blasts through with a powerful double-leg, tries to lock up a guillotine on the way up. Nurmagomedov takes half guard and lands short punches as he defends. Omargadzhiev regains guard, loses the choke. Two minutes to go.

Nurmagomedov staying heavy. Omargadzhiev briefly tries to to teepee his legs and pressure Nurmagomedov’s ribs. One minute to go. Omargadzhiev scoots to the fence and tries a whizzer kick after standing. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Round two: Nurmagomedov lands a jab, avoids a spin. Body kick, then a nice takedown as Omargadzhiev tries to counter. Rear body lock for Nurmagomedov. One minute in. Omargadzhiev working to stand and Nurmagomedov knees him while his hand is down. Ref elects not to take a point. Omargadzhiev throwing hard when they resume. He gets a little overeager and Nurmagomedov takes him down into half guard. Omargadzhiev looks to stand and Nurmagomedov makes a slick move to the back. Omargadzhiev spins into guard and a wild scramble ensues with Nurmagomedov ending up on top again. Nurmagomedov eats a flush upkick to the face, but survives to settle in guard. Two minutes to go.

Nurmagomedov continuing to stay heavy. One minute to go. Omargadzhiev rolls for a kneebar, denied. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Round three: Low kick and 1-2 land for Nurmagomedov. He looks like the fresher man and lands another stiff jab. Right hook, low kick. Jab met by an Omargadzhiev body kick. More Nurmagomedov low kicks a minute in. Lead right. Stiff jab. Omargadzhiev swinging from the hip and taking himself off-balance. Phone booth exchange. Nurmagomedov shoots, denied. Two minutes in. Reactive takedown attempt, not a lot of horsepower in it. Solid right from Omargadzhiev on the way up. Trading hands. Omargadzhiev fires a flying knee and stumbles on the landing. Body shot. Two minutes to go.

Knee to the body. Nurmagomedov fading as well. He lands a body shot and sprawls on a shot. Keeping the front headlock. Omargadzhiev trying to drive through. One minute to go. Omargadzhiev really trying to finish this with an ankle pick, but Nurmagomedov limp-legs out. Omargadzhiev wades after him with haymakers and gets clipped coming in. 10-9 Nurmagomedov.

Final result: Nurmagomedov def. Omargadzhiev by unanimous decision

185 lbs.: Armen Petrosyan vs. A.J. Dobson

Round one: Dobson catches an early kick, doesn’t establish. Quick potshots from both men. Petrosyan low kick, Dobson counter right. Body kick from Petrosyan, low kick, jab to the body. One minute in. Petrosyan moving well so far, sneaking in strikes. Low kicks. Both fire heavy right hands. Two minutes in. 1-2 lands for Dobson, Petrosyan comes back with his own cross. Dobson really looking for the counter right. Petrosyan lead right. Keeping Dobson at bay with kicks. Two minutes to go.

Hard straight right by Petrosyan. Quick leg kick. Dobson slips a combo. Petrosyan outworking him by a significant margin so far. Another low kick with a minute to go. There’s a good 1-1-2 from Dobson. Dobson catches a leg kick and drags Petrosyan down against the fence. Good knee as Petrosyan stands. 10-9 Petrosyan.

Round two: Quick exchange in center cage. Dobson leg kick. They trade body jabs. Another good low kick by Petrosyan. Body kick met by a leg kick. One minute in. More potshots by Petrosyan. Dobson tries and fails to catch a kick. Again. Petrosyan in cruise control at the moment. Counter right. Two minutes in. Continuing to pepper with low and body kicks. They trade in the center. Low kick to jab by Petrosyan. Body shot. Two minutes to go.

They trade into the clinch. Good knees from Petrosyan, denies an elbow. Petrosyan’s knee appears to give out, but he’s still going. One minute to go. Petrosyan’s not moving properly. Still outworking Dobson in the last minute. Solid right cross. 10-9 Petrosyan.

Round three: Low kicks from Petrosyan. Nice counter hook. Dobson tries to catch a body kick, misses on his combination in return. One minute in. Solid cross and hook land for Dobson as they exchange. Petrosyan lead right. Dobson’s corner screaming at him to do more. Another right by Petrosyan two minutes in. They trade in the center once again. Petrosyan tries to spin. Dobson looks for a head kick. Low to body kick from Petrosyan. Solid knee inside. Two minutes to go.

Straight right by Dobson. Petrosyan lands a jab in return. Petrosyan continuing to outland him. Solid body shot. One minute to go. Petrosyan shoots, lands a knee, eats a left on the break. More low kicks. Dobson shoots in the waning seconds. 10-9 Petrosyan.

Final result: Petrosyan def. Dobson by unanimous decision

125 lbs.: Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon

Round one: Body kicks from Mokaev as Gordon marches forward. Solid 1-2, then a knee. Flying knee, head kick, body kick that causes him to slip. Mokaev scrambles up into a successful takedown into half guard. Gordon looks for wrist control, can’t get it, eats elbows. Mokaev looks for a guillotine on the way up, misses a hip toss, scrambles for another guillotine attempt. Again Gordon slips free, only to get taken back down into half guard. Now full two minutes in. Mokaev warned for grabbing the gloves. Gordom active off of his back, but struggling to get out from underneath Mokaev. Two minutes to go.

Half guard for Mokaev after snuffing out another attempt to stand. Looking for another guillotine setup, Gordon sees through it and regains guard. One minute to go. Mokaev rides out the round. 10-9 Mokaev.

Round two: Gordon continuing to pressure as Mokaev circles and taunts. Wheel kick attempt from Mokaev, then a missed flying knee. Nice side kick, tries a two-touch back kick. Gordon answers with a solid combination, then gets taken down into half guard. One minute in. Gordon regains full guard. Short left hands from Mokaev. He takes side control, then rides Gordon’s granby roll to land in guard again. Gordon looks to get to his knees and Mokaev chases a d’arce. Two minutes to go.

Mokaev retains half guard. There’s a sweep from Gordon into guard. Mokaev fights hard to clear the arm for a triangle attempt as Gordon punches. One minute to go. Mokaev can’t find the angle. He rolls to his knees and Gordon jumps on his back, then wraps up an RNC in the final seconds. Not enough time. 10-9 Mokaev.

Round three: Gordon charges after him and Mokaev immediately dumps him to the mat with another double-leg. Gordon works his way to the fence, then hits a sick suplex and immediately jumps on Mokaev’s back. One hook in. Mokaev fighting the hands. Mokaev slips out the back door, settles for bottom guard. He works his way into a takedown attempt, eats elbows. Successful double-leg into side control with two minutes to go.

Gordon throwing elbows off his back, regains guard. One minute to go. Short lefts from Mokaev. He tries to jump onto Gordon’s back, and just as it looks like he’s going to slip off the top, he switches to a vicious armbar that forces a tap. Gordon’s arm does not look like it’s in great shape afterwards

Final result: Mokaev def. Gordon by submission (armbar)

135 lbs.: Karol Rosa vs. Lina Lansberg

Round one: Low kick from Rosa as Lansberg darts around. Right hand catches Rosa throwing and knocks her to her seat. Rosa low kick. She backs Lansberg to the fence a minute in. Lansberg reverses. Two minutes in. Knees from Lansberg. As the ref calls for more action, Rosa hits a hip toss into half guard. Short body shots. Two minutes to go.

Rosa staying tight and landing shots. One minute to go. Lansberg trying to punch off her back. Rosa looks for mount, can’t get it. 10-9 Rosa.

Round two: Oh hey, they finally fixed the audio. Quick double-leg puts Rosa back on top in half guard. Sporadic GnP. One minute in. Lansberg not having much success trying to stand. Two minutes in. Not a lot of volume or power coming from Rosa, but she’s racking up top control time. Now she stands over Lansberg and kicks at her legs. Two minutes to go.

Lansberg scoots to the fence, and as she tries to stand, Rosa blasts her with a blatantly illegal knee to the face. Lansberg’s all smiles and ready to resume, and Rosa justifiably loses a point. Solid right hand from Lansberg when they resume. Rosa times another easy double-leg. One minute to go. Rosa stands over her in the final seconds, then attempts some sort of rolling toe hold. 9-9 with the point deduction.

Round three: 2-3 lands for Rosa. Lansberg pressing forward with combinations, eats knees, hauls her to the fence. Trading knees in the clinch. Rosa reverses a minute in, sneaks in a high knee. Jockeying for position, Rosa the busier of the two inside at the moment. Two minutes in. Rosa keeping her against the fence. She gets a bit of space, lands a solid right, then a spinning attack on the break. Big flurry, then back into the clinch. Two minutes to go.

Lansberg reverses. Rosa reverses in turn. Solid right hand on the exit, big elbows. Rosa opening up against the fence, but falls back into the clinch. Swinging hard. One minute to go. Rosa looks for a hip toss, can’t get it. Another one, denied via whizzer. Spinning elbow by Rosa in the last 10 seconds, then some final knees. Either a Rosa win or a draw. 10-9 Rosa.

Final result: Rosa def. Lansberg by majority decision

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