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.
Charles Oliveira is hoping to get his rematch with Islam Makhachev upon each’s return to action.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Exclusive interview with No. 4-ranked UFC welterweight contender Belal Muhammad.
UFC 280’s bantamweight title fight co-main event didn’t go entirely as many within the MMA community expected it to.
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.