UFC is heading again to the United Arab Emirates in October. And they’re pulling out all of the stops.
The promotion returns to the Etihad Enviornment on Yas Island on Oct. 22 with a pair of title fights atop the marquee in addition to three huge undercard bouts. In the principle occasion, the vacant light-weight title is up for grabs when former titleholder Charles Oliveira takes on rising contender Islam Makhachev. Oliveira is driving an unbelievable 11-fight win streak, however was stripped of his title forward of his most up-to-date bout in opposition to Justin Gaethje after lacking weight. Makhachev, in the meantime, is on a 10-fight win steak of his personal.
The co-main occasion options one other attention-grabbing title tilt when bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling takes on former titleholder TJ Dillashaw. Sterling retained his title in a rematch with Petr Yan final trip whereas Dillashaw returned from a two-year absence due to a failed drug check to outpoint Cory Sandhagen.
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The undercard additionally options some extra huge matchups, together with Yan battling Sean O’Malley. Plus, welterweight contenders Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady are set to battle it out. And rising lightweights Beneil Dariush and Matuez Gamrot are additionally set to throw down.
Under is the introduced struggle card for UFC 280 together with the newest odds from Caesars Sportsbook. This web page shall be up to date as the remainder of the undercard fills out.
UFC 280 struggle card, odds
- Islam Makhachev -200 vs. Charles Oliveira +170, vacant light-weight title
- Aljamain Sterling (c) -155 vs. TJ Dillashaw +130, bantamweight title
- Petr Yan -420 vs. Sean O’Malley +330, bantamweights
- Sean Brady -135 vs. Belal Muhammad +115, welterweights
- Beneil Dariush vs. Matuez Gamrot, lightweights
UFC 278 information
- Date: Oct. 22
- Location: Etihad Enviornment — Abu Dhabi
- Begin time: 2 p.m. ET (Foremost card)
- Methods to watch: ESPN+ PPV