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UFC 280

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will return to Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sat., Oct. 22, 2022, with a blockbuster pay-per-view (PPV) event that features a fantastic main event between former Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, locking horns with Khabib Nurmagomedov protege, Islam Makhachev, for the vacant 155-pound belt. In UFC 280's co-main event, top-ranked Lightweight contenders collide when Beneil Dariush (No. 6) locks horns with former KSW champion, Mateusz Gamrot (No. 9), with the winner potentially earning the next crack at the division strap. Last, and certainly not least, Bantamweight star-in-the-making, Sean O'Malley, will face his stiffest challenge to date when he meets former 135-pound kingpin and current No. 1-ranked contender, Petr Yan, in additional PPV main card action. We'll stockpile all the real-time UFC 280 updates, odds, start time, tickets, weigh ins, predictions, previews, video highlights, press conferences, winners, losers and much more from "Fight Island" right here before, during and well after the ESPN+-streamed live PPV show concludes.

Oliveira ‘Quit On Himself’ In First Makhachev Fight

Charles Oliveira is hoping to get his rematch with Islam Makhachev upon each’s return to action.

T.J. Frankashaw Seeking Cadaver Shoulder Parts

UFCs former Bantamweight kingpin, T.J. Dillashaw, is still holding out hope that a rebuilt shoulder will let him return to active competition.

Oliveira Sizable Betting Underdog For Makhachev Rematch

Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev odds: "Do Bronx" opened as sizable betting underdog for Islam Makhachev rematch, expected to take place later this year at the UFC event in Abu Dhabi.

‘I’m Too Good To Hang ‘Em Up’

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw may be having second thoughts about his retirement from MMA and feels he’s "too good to hang ‘em up" forever.

Sean O’Malley Takes The Blame For Fall Of Petr Yan

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley believes his victory over Petr Yan may have contributed to "No Mercy’s" loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC Las Vegas.

Ocean Waves Bye-Bye To Salty ‘Suga’

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley was turned away from Ocean 44 restaurant because of its dress code so the salty "Suga" instead went to Toca Madera.

‘He Beats Khamzat’

Top welterweight contender Belal Muhammad is the biggest threat to the 170-pound division and is likely to beat both Khamzat Chimaev and Kamaru Usman, according to veteran bruiser Matt Brown.

‘Islam Was Better Than Me’

UFC’s former lightweight champion speaks about his disappointing second round title loss at UFC 280.

Suga: For Hire

Top bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley wants UFC to book Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo or "Suga" will hire a private investigator to crack the mysterious case.

O’Malley ‘Just Grappling’ Ahead Of UFC Title Shot

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley is content to sit on the sidelines and improve his grappling while champion Aljamain Sterling defends his 135-pound title against Henry Cejudo in early 2023.

Dillashaw Leaves Door (Slightly) Open For UFC Return

Business-minded TJ Dillashaw leaves door (slightly) open for MMA return after suffering a shoulder injury and loss to Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.

Dillashaw Retires From MMA After Injury Woes

T.J. Dillashaw has walked his last walk to the octagon.

Sterling Announces Cejudo Fight For March

Aljamain Sterling vs. Henry Cejudo bantamweight title fight in the works for upcoming UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event in March, according to comments from "Funk Master."

‘How’s That Guy Even Still In UFC?’

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw shoots down Cody Garbrandt’s demand for a bantamweight trilogy because "No Love" suffered a string of losses.

O’Malley-Vera 2 For Interim Strap?

Sean O’Malley doesn’t want to wait for Aljamain Sterling to make his UFC return in June and is calling for an interim title fight against Marlon Vera in March.

‘We’ll Be Back Stronger’

UFC 280 "Thrill & Agony" video for the "Oliveira vs. Makhachev" PPV event in Abu Dhabi, featuring all the best moments from the Oct. 22 fight card.

Makhachev Warned Not To Underestimate Volkanovski

Islam Makhachev and his team may be overlooking featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski ahead of UFC Perth simply because "The Great" is so short.

The Next Anderson Silva

Top-ranked UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley insists he is he best boxer in the promotion after "piecing up" Petr Yan at UFC 280 and "Sugar" believes he can become the next Anderson Silva.

Midnight Mania! Dillashaw Addresses ‘Borderline Fraud’ Accusation

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Sterling: Dillashaw Rematch ‘Only Going To Be Worse’

Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling welcomes rematch against "delusional" TJ Dillashaw and believes the second outcome would be even worse than Dillashaw’s technical knockout loss at UFC 280.

Fan Threatened To Kill Fighter If He Won At UFC 280

During Sean Brady’s fight against Belal Muhammad at UFC 280, his wife was bombarded with hateful messages on social media threatening to kill him if he won the bout.

Masvidal Or McGregor Are ‘Win-Win Big Money Fights’

Exclusive interview with No. 4-ranked UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad.

Loss = More Respect

Sean O’Malley is officially the top contender in the UFC bantamweight division.

Surgery Sidelines Dillashaw For Another Year

Former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will have surgery to repair a dislocated shoulder suffered ahead of his Aljamain Sterling loss at the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) event last weekend in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

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Bye! Yan Threatens To Walk After ‘Sugar’ Screwjob

Petr Yan leaving UFC? It appears "No Mercy" is so upset about his UFC 280 loss to bantamweight rival Sean O’Malley that Yan is considering a career change.

Mobbedkachev Returns To Hero’s Welcome

Video: Islam Makhachev hero’s welcome in Dagestan as the newly-crowned lightweight champion reaps the rewards of defeating Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.

No. 1 In The World! (Deal With It)

Sean O’Malley takes over the No. 1 spot from former bantamweight champion Petr Yan in dramatic new UFC rankings update following UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.

Makhachev Is ‘The F—king Truth’

Islam Makhachev couldn’t have performed much better than he did in his biggest career moment.

Con Job! Dillashaw ‘Lied His Way’ Into Title Fight

UFC 280’s bantamweight title fight co-main event didn’t go entirely as many within the MMA community expected it to.

O’Malley Doesn’t Suck, Deserves Title Shot

Despite his differences with Sean O’Malley, Marlon Vera says "Suga" has more than proven that he is legit and deserves the next Bantamweight title shot.

If UFC Were A True Sport, Volk Would Not Fight Makhachev

Islam Makhachev’s coach, Javier Mendez, says one of the reasons Alexander Volkanovski is getting a title shot over Beneil Dariush is because UFC is not a true sport.


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