Charles Oliveira has achieved an early victory ahead of his massive UFC 280 title tilt this weekend (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022).
While Oliveira is no longer the current Lightweight titleholder, essentially everyone in the community considers him the champion. Unfortunately, a half-pound miss led to Oliveira being stripped ahead of his last time out in May 2022. Oliveira went on to finish Gaethje early in the first round, submitting him with a rear-naked choke (watch highlights).
MMA Fighting confirmed today (Thurs., Oct. 20, 2022) that “Do Bronx” has already hit the 155-pound mark roughly eight hours ahead of UFC 280’s official weigh-ins, according to his coach, Diego Lima. Therefore, there shouldn’t be any funny business this time around. A video of the team celebrating can be seen embedded above.
“We’re going to bed with mission accomplished, weight made with excellence — one of our best weight cuts so far,” Lima said.
Oliveira has missed weight a total of five times in his UFC career, four of which came during his run at Featherweight.
Check out the full UFC 280 lineup below:
- 155lbs.: (C) - Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev
- 135lbs.: (C)Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- 135lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
- 155lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot
- 125lbs.: Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot
- 170lbs.: Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady
- 185lbs.: Makhmud Muradov vs. Caio Borralho
- 205lbs.: Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir
- 145lbs.: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida
- 170lbs.: Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
- 185lbs.: Armen Petrosyan vs. A.J. Dobson
- 125lbs.: Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon
- 135lbs.: Karol Rosa vs. Lina Länsberg
Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 280 fight card right here, starting with the early ESPNEWS/ESPN+ “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. ET, then the remaining undercard (also on ESPNEWS/ESPN+) at 12 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV.
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