UFC 280 will host two title fights on a huge night of action in the United Arab Emirates later this month.
Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will square off for the lightweight crown while Aljamain Sterling will defend his bantamweight strap against TJ Dillashaw.
Abu Dhabi is set to host main event action with Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley also on the stacked card.
Oliveira vs. Makhachev should be a thriller.
‘Do Bronx’ is heading into the fight in fine form and defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 in May.
But he missed weight in that title clash and was stripped of the UFC lightweight championship. He will now seek to reclaim his crown.
Makhachev has a record of 22 wins and one loss and knocked out Bobby Green last time out.
UFC 280: Date and how to follow
UFC 280 is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 22 and takes place at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
Preliminary action will start at 3pm for UK fans, with the main card starting at 7pm.
The main event of Oliveira vs Makhachev can then be expected around 10:15 p.m.
The action will be shown live on BT Sport and full details of their coverage will follow.
talkSPORT will also have all the preparation and reaction to the event throughout fight week.
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UFC 280: fight card
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev – for the vacant UFC lightweight championship
- Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. TJ Dillashaw – for the UFC Bantamweight Championship
- Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
- Beneil Dariush vs Mateusz Gamrot
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot
- Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady
- Makhmud Muradov vs Caio Borralho
- Nikita Krylov vs. Volkan Oezdemir
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs Lucas Almeida
- Malcolm Gordon vs Muhammad Mokaev
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
- Armen Petrossian vs. AJ Dobson
- Lina Lansberg vs. Karol Rosa
UFC 280: What was said?
Oliveira: “He will try to knock me down not by the legs, but by the hips. He will try to knock me down and cancel my legs. He will not come to die to subjugate me, but rather to exhaust me.
“But man, like I said, I’m not worried about what Makhachev can bring. I’m worried about what Charles can take there.
“You can be sure it won’t go past the first round.
“The team is implementing my strategy, I will move forward all the time as I said.
“I’ve got firepower in my hands. If you look at my last opponents, that’s what they’re talking about. Firepower in my hands. And my jiu-jitsu that you know very well.
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