UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev full fight card schedule
We’re now just days away from the stacked UFC 280 fight card that’s set to take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this Saturday.
There have been some late changes to the UFC 280 schedule, but fortunately, all of the biggest and best fights are still intact. In the main event, Charles Oliveira gets an opportunity to reclaim the UFC Lightweight Championship title following his disastrous weigh-in at UFC 274. Oliveira weighed in over the championship limit for that event and was stripped of the title. He ended up beating Justin Gaethje but was deemed ineligible to win the title that night after failing to make weight.
To recapture the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship, Oliveira will need to defeat Islam Makhachev. Makhachev has now won ten consecutive bouts in the UFC and recently developed into a finisher, with all of his last four wins coming via stoppage. Most recently, Makhachev has defeated Bobby Green, Dan Hooker, and Thiago Moises.
A second UFC title will be up for grabs this weekend as Aljamain Sterling prepares to defend the UFC Bantamweight Championship. Sterling will face former two-time champion TJ Dillashaw in what should be an exciting 135-pound clash. Sterling steps back into the cage following a split decision win against Petr Yan. Sterling returns following last year’s victory against Cory Sandhagen.
Before then, Sean O’Malley gets his toughest test to date when he faces Petr Yan in a three-round bantamweight fight. The UFC 280 main card also features Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot as well as Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot.
Notice: The UFC 280 fight card will stream at a special Saturday afternoon time in the United States and will only be available to watch on ESPN+ PPV.
Read on for details about how to watch the UFC 280 fight card as well as the full fight schedule, start times, date, location information, and more.
Order UFC 280 PPV
UFC 280 is a PPV event hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and will air at a special time in the United States. See below for full details about the fight start time and also how to watch the event live on
- Date: Saturday, October 22
- Time: PPV Main Card starts at 2 pm ET, Prelims start at 10 am ET
ESPN+ PPV (order here)
Order UFC 280 on the ESPN+ website to watch every main card fight live, including Oliveira vs. Makhachev, Sterling vs. Dillashaw, Yan vs. O’Malley, and all other fights. After ordering, fans can stream every UFC 280 fight to a preferred device, including TVs, mobiles, computers, laptops, tablets, and more.
UFC 280 fight card
Saturday, October 22 – Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi
Main Card – 2:00 pm ET / 11:00 am PT only on
- Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev
- Aljamain Sterling vs. TJ Dillashaw
- Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley
- Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot
- Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot
Prelims – 10:00 am ET / 7:00 am PT on ESPN+
- Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady
- Makhmud Muradov vs. Caio Borralho
- Volkan Oezdemir vs. Nikita Krylov
- Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida
- Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
- Armen Petrosyan vs. AJ Dobson
- Muhammad Mokaev vs. Malcolm Gordon
- Karol Rosa vs. Lina Lansberg
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