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Aljamain Sterling Confirms Next Title Defense Opponent & Return Timeframe

UFC Bantamweight Champion Aljamain Sterling may not take a long time off from fighting after all following a recent admission. Sterling defeated TJ Dillashaw at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Kevin Lee: Islam Makhachev ‘exceeded all expectations’ with win over Charles Oliveira

Islam Makhachev poses with his crew after winning the lightweight championship in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP via Getty Images

Kevin Lee talks …read more

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Ottman Azaitar: Mysterious bag situation at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi wasn’t ‘Mission: Impossible’

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Ottman Azaitar’s official stance on the mysterious bag from UFC 257? None of your business.
The undefeated middleweight returns to competition …read more

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Sean O’Malley calls for interim title fight with Marlon Vera after Aljamain Sterling reveals he’ll be out until June: “I’m ready to go in March”

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley has pitched an idea for his return. ‘Sugar’ is fresh off his showdown with Petr Yan last month in Abu Dhabi. The pair had a …read more

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Dillashaw Hits Back At Gamblers Complaining About UFC 280 Loss

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw isn’t sympathetic towards gamblers who lost money on him at UFC 280. At last month’s pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi, Dillashaw fell short of …read more

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Aljamain Sterling discusses TJ Dillashaw’s decision to fight injured at UFC 280: “It’s a testament to his arrogance”

Aljamain Sterling has discussed T.J. Dillashaw’s decision to fight injured at UFC 280. It was on Saturday, October 22nd at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, that Aljamain Sterling (22-3 …read more

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Sean Brady Received Death Threat Before UFC 280 Loss

UFC welterweight contender Sean Brady had to deal with more than just preparing for Belal Muhammad ahead of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. Brady suffered the first loss of his …read more

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4 Positives & 3 Negatives From UFC Vegas 63

On Saturday night, the MMA leader returned to our screens for its latest Fight Night event, UFC Vegas 63. After heading to Abu Dhabi with one of the biggest cards of the year, which …read more

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Hasbulla warns McGregor ‘if I meet him I will cause some problems for him’

Hasbulla Magomedov is spotted in attendance at UFC 267 in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

“He’s not like a fighter for me, …read more

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‘He demands greatness’ - Belal compares Coach Khabib to Kobe Bryant

Khabib Nurmagomedov corners his cousin Abubakar at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Belal Muhammad gives a peek at …read more

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O’Malley: Fans would put ‘more respect on my name’ if I lost at UFC 280

Sean O’Malley prepares to fight Petr Yan at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Sean O’Malley responds to the …read more

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Khabib’s protégée Islam Makhachev receives hero’s welcome in Dagestan  

The newly crowned UFC lightweight champion defeated Charles Oliveira to win the title at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi last weekend. After being crowned lightweight champion at UFC 280 last …read more

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Joe Rogan praises Sean O’Malley for UFC 280 performance, but believes Petr Yan won

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Joe Rogan wasn’t in Abu Dhabi to call UFC 280’s Fight of the Night between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley, …read more

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Video: UFC Fight Night 213 media day live stream (2 p.m. ET)

LAS VEGAS – The UFC returns from Abu Dhabi to its home base of Las Vegas on Saturday for UFC Fight Night 213, which takes place at the UFC Apex …read more

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Smith Admits Disappointment In Dillashaw: ‘He Sold Wolf Tickets’

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith has given his take on TJ Dillashaw’s attempt to fight through a pre-known shoulder injury at UFC 280. This past weekend in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 25: Islam Makhachev new No. 1 lightweight

The UFC traveled to Abu Dhabi for a major pay-per-view event that caused significant changes in the Oct. 25 edition of the USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.
The main event of UFC …read more

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Video: Breaking down potential Islam Makhachev vs. Alexander Volkanovski superfight

Following UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, the champion of the UFC’s lightweight division has a name, and it’s Islam Makhachev.
After submitting Charles Oliveira in the main event of the pay-per-view …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir opens up on UFC 280 loss: 'I will do everything necessary to go snatch that belt'

Volkan Oezdemir hasn’t given up on his UFC championship hopes.
Oezdemir dropped a unanimous decision to Nikita Krylov this past Saturday at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. The former light heavyweight …read more

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Video: Can Islam Makhachev surpass Khabib Nurmagomedov's greatness as UFC champ?

The Islam Makhachev era is upon us after UFC 280.
This past Saturday in Abu Dhabi, Makhachev became the UFC lightweight champion when he submitted former champ Charles Oliveira in the …read more

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UFC veterans competing in MMA and boxing action Oct. 27-30

The UFC is heading back to Las Vegas this week for UFC Fight Night 213 after its UFC 280 pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi.
In addition, there are a number of …read more

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Khabib reveals being ‘very nervous’ about Makhachev’s title fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his longtime coach Javier Mendez at UFC 280 over the weekend in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Usually stoic …read more

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Nikita Krylov Calls Out His Next Target After UFC 280 Win

Nikita Krylov has wasted no time in singling out his next target after defeating Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 280. The Ukrainian grabbed a unanimous decision victory in Abu Dhabi, his …read more

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Don't bother suggesting a Makhmud Muradov rematch to Caio Borralho after UFC 280

ABU DHABI – Caio Borralho beat Makhmud Muradov with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Borralho, …read more

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Muhammad Mokaev: I'll break Jon Jones' record for youngest UFC champ by March 2024

ABU DHABI – Muhammad Mokaev beat Malcolm Gordon with a third-round submission Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.
Take a look inside the fight with Mokaev, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks out against UFC 280 brawl: “We are tired of this nonsense!”

UFC 280 was a big night for Islam Makhachev, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abu Dhabi, and the Muslim world in general. Once again they have a UFC champion to represent them, which …read more

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What’s Next For Charles Oliveira?

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UFC 280 went down last Sat. (Oct. 22, 2022) inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, leaving …read more

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Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for champs Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling after UFC 280 wins?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Charles Oliveira, T.J. Dillashaw after UFC 280 losses?)
Islam Makhachev and Aljamain Sterling left UFC 280 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi as champions …read more

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Sean Brady reacts to Belal Muhammad loss at UFC 280: 'This pain I’m feeling in my heart is horrible'

Sean Brady is feeling the sting of his first professional defeat.
The UFC welterweight contender was defeated by Belal Muhammad with a second-round TKO at Saturday’s UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. Brady …read more

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Charles Oliveira on Islam Makhachev loss: ‘A wounded lion is a more dangerous animal’

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Charles Oliveira was dominated by Islam Makhachev in the main event of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, getting dropped and …read more

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC 280: Islam Makhachev is amazing, but his reign might be short lived

What mattered most at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi? Here are a few post-fight musings … …read more

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Bryce Mitchell has to wait: Marina Rodriguez vs. Amanda Lemos new UFC Fight Night 214 headliner

Marina Rodriguez and Amanda Lemos originally were supposed to fight Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
They were rescheduled for UFC Fight Night 214 next month in Las Vegas, and now it appears …read more

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Everything That Happened At UFC 280 Last Night

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Last night (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ventured forth to Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab …read more

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Dana White Reacts To O’Malley’s Controversial Win Over Yan

Following the conclusion of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, Dana White shared his take on the controversial decision in a bout between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley. At an event …read more

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Biggest Winners, Loser From UFC 280

Craig Kidwell-USA TODAY Sports

UFC 280 went down yesterday (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which saw Islam Makhachev submit Charles …read more

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6 Positives & 3 Negatives From UFC 280

On Saturday, the MMA leader returned to our screens for its latest pay-per-view event, UFC 280. After months of anticipation, Abu Dhabi finally played host to arguably the most stacked and star-studded …read more

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Conor McGregor reacts after Islam Makhachev submits Charles Oliveira at UFC 280

Conor McGregor is confident he has the tools to defeat Islam Makhachev after watching today’s UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi. Makhachev (23-1 MMA) collided with former lightweight champion Charles …read more

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Petr Yan reacts following controversial split decision loss to Sean O’Malley at UFC 280

Petr Yan has reacted after suffering a controversial split decision loss to Sean O’Malley at today’s UFC 280 event in Abu Dhabi. Yan (16-4 MMA) had entered today’s contest looking …read more

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Dana White reacts to near-brawl between Khazmat Chimaev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov after UFC 280

Khamzat Chimaev wasn’t fighting at UFC 280, but that almost changed after he nearly got into a brawl with Abubakar Nurmagomedov moments after the main event in Abu Dhabi.
Multiple videos, …read more

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Video! Khamzat Scuffles With Team Khabib Following UFC 280

Khamzat Chimaev was in attendance for UFC 280’s fight card earlier today (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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UFC 280 Video: Khamzat Chimaev restrained by security after altercation with Khabib’s cousin

Chimaev reportedly got into a scuffle with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin, Abubakar, following the main event of UFC 280 Abu Dhabi.  Khamzat Chimaev continues to be a lighting rod for controversy. …read more

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Islam Makhachev def. Charles Oliveira at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Islam Makhachev’s submission win over Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Aljamain Sterling def. T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Aljamain Sterling’s TKO win over T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Makhachev submits Oliveira, wins lightweight title

Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Charles Oliveira by submission for the 155-pound championship at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. …read more

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Islam Makhachev taps out Charles Oliveira in UFC 280 main event

Former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and No. 4-ranked contender Islam Makhachev headlined Saturday’s UFC 280 fight card in Abu Dhabi with the vacant 155-pound title on the line.

Oliveira …read more

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UFC 280 Results & Highlights: Makhachev Submits Oliveira

UFC 280 took place tonight from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and MMA News has you covered with all the results and highlights! The main event …read more

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Dariush tells Iranian protesters to ‘find freedom in Jesus Christ’

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The UFC lightweight shared his support for Iranian protesters after defeating Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi.  After …read more

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Sean O'Malley def. Petr Yan at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Sean O’Malley’s split decision win over Petr Yan at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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‘Judges in Abu Dhabi f****** careers up’: Fighters react to Sean O’Malley’s UFC 280 win over Petr Yan

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Sean O’Malley and Petr Yan delivered a scrap worthy of “Fight of the Night” honors, and in the end, O’Malley …read more

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O’Malley Splits Yan in Abu Dhabi, Crowd Boos Controversial Decision

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The “Sugar Show” touched down in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, this weekend (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022), with Sean O’Malley …read more

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Beneil Dariush def. Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Beneil Dariush’s unanimous decision win over Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Manon Fiorot def. Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Manon Fiorot’s unanimous decision win over Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Belal Muhammad def. Sean Brady at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Belal Muhammad’s TKO win over Sean Brady at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Belal Muhammad ends Sean Brady’s unbeaten streak at UFC 280

No. 5-ranked welterweight contender Belal Muhammad made a statement in the featured UFC 280 preliminary bout in Abu Dhabi on Saturday by taking out Sean Brady.

Muhammad entered the match …read more

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Caio Borralho def. Makhmud Muradov at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Caio Borralho’s unanimous decision win over Makhmud Muradov at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Nikita Krylov def. Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Nikita Krylov’s unanimous decision win over Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Abubakar Nurmagomedov’s unanimous decision win over Gadzhi Omargadzhiev at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Armen Petrosyan def. AJ Dobson at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Armen Petrosyan’s unanimous decision win over AJ Dobson at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Muhammad Mokaev def. Malcolm Gordon at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Muhammad Mokaev’s submission win over Malcolm Gordon at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Karol Rosa def. Lina Lansberg at UFC 280: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Karol Rosa’s majority decision win over Lina Lansberg at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Craig Kidwell, USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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UFC 280 Video! Khamzat Returns To Abu Dhabi Where It All Started

The stars are coming out for today’s (Sat., Oct. 22, 2022) UFC 280 card live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., and that includes a …read more

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UFC 280: Official scorecards from Abu Dhabi

Check out the official scorecards from all 12 fights at UFC 280 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Gallery will be updated throughout the event.) …read more

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‘I will kill this guy’ — Oliveira threatens Makhachev after intense weigh-in

Charles Oliveira at the UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-ins in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira promises to make a statement in …read more

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UFC 280 discussion thread

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s UFC 280 event at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, which kicks off at 10 a.m. ET (7 a.m. …read more

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White Names The Only Possible Criticism For Oliveira/Makhachev

UFC President Dana White believes there’s only one question mark surrounding the matchup between elite lightweights Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Today in Abu Dhabi, the MMA leader will put …read more

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UFC 280 'Embedded,' No. 6: Sean O'Malley 'more scared of Hasbulla' than Petr Yan

The UFC is back with its latest pay-per-view and a return to Abu Dhabi, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the …read more

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Video: UFC 280 'On the Ground' fight week vlog ahead of huge event

ABU DHABI – The UFC makes its annual stop in Abu Dhabi on Saturday for UFC 280, perhaps the biggest event of the year on paper.
There’s buzz behind the card, …read more

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UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev Results & Highlights

UFC 280 takes place tonight from the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and MMA News has you covered with all the results and highlights! The main event …read more

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UFC 280: ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’ Live Results and Highlights

The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for Saturday’s UFC 280 event, a twelve-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev. Oliveira (33-8 MMA) will be looking to reclaim …read more

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UFC 280 'Embedded,' No. 5: A killer angle of Petr Yan's shove of Sean O'Malley

The UFC is back with its latest pay-per-view and a return to Abu Dhabi, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski reveals his pick for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev face off ahead of their lightweight title showdown in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Alexander Volkanovski is …read more

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UFC 280 predictions: Who are we picking in two title fights in Abu Dhabi?

Oliveira
vs.
Makhachev
Sterling
vs.
Dillashaw
O’Malley
vs.
Yan
Dariush
vs.
Gamrot
Chookagian
vs.
Fiorot

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
164-98

Oliveira
(72%)

Sterling
(52%)

Yan
(63%)

Dariush
(60%)

Fiorot
(63%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
175-92
2018 Champion

Makhachev

Sterling

O’Malley

Gamrot

Fiorot

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
170-97

Makhachev

Sterling

Yan

Gamrot

Chookagian

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
169-98
2014 Champion

Oliveira

Dillashaw

Yan

Gamrot

Chookagian

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
168-99

Oliveira

Sterling

Yan

Gamrot

Fiorot

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
166-101

Makhachev

Dillashaw

Yan

Dariush

Fiorot

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
164-103

Oliveira

Dillashaw

Yan

Gamrot

Fiorot

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
163-104

Makhachev

Dillashaw

Yan

Dariush

Fiorot

Nolan King
@mma_kings
158-109

Oliveira

Sterling

Yan

Gamrot

Chookagian

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
157-110
2017 Champion

Oliveira

Sterling

Yan

Dariush

Chookagian

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
149-118

Oliveira

Sterling

Yan

Dariush

Fiorot

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
132-134

Oliveira

Dillashaw

Yan

Gamrot

Fiorot

The UFC is back in Abu Dhabi for arguably …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski says UFC contacted him “late last night” about his weight: “Someone was struggling”

Alexander Volkanovski came all the way to Abu Dhabi to serve as a backup for the UFC 280 lightweight fight between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira. And while in the …read more

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Photos: UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs

Check out the photos from the UFC 280 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. (Photos by Mike Bohn–MMA Junkie) …read more

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Video: UFC 280 final faceoffs

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The UFC 280 final staredowns were intense in Abu Dhabi on Friday. Check all of them out above.
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Face Off! Oliveira Stares Down Makhachev In Abu Dhabi!

The UFC 280 ceremonial weigh ins went down earlier today from Abu Dhabi, home of tomorrow’s “Oliveira vs. Makhachev” pay-per-view (PPV) card at Etihad Arena on “Fight Island.” Event headliners …read more

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Watch the UFC 280 Ceremonial Weigh-in Live

Watch the UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev Ceremonial Weigh-in streaming live at 8 am ET from Abu Dhabi.

UFC 280 features two world title bouts. The vacant lightweight title …read more

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Oliveira still wants to drop down for FW title; Volkanovski responds

Charles Oliveira at the UFC 280 presser in Abu Dhabi. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Former champion Charles Oliveira gave his stipulations for …read more

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UFC 280 loses bout during the official weigh-in

A UFC 280 preliminary card bout was scratched from the fight card during the event’s official weigh-in on Friday in Abu Dhabi.

The scheduled featherweight match between Zubaira Tukhugov (20-5-1) and …read more

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UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev Weigh-In Results, One Cancellation

UFC 280 is ticking ever so closer, and MMA News is here with the weigh-in results as tomorrow’s bouts become official! There’s a triple-header headed to Abu Dhabi on Saturday, …read more

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Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev were the first fighters to weigh-in for UFC 280 | Video

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira and challenger Islam Makhachev were the first fighters to hit the scale in Abu Dhabi at the official UFC 280 weigh-ins.

Both men tipped the …read more

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UFC 280: ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’ Weigh-in Results: Two title fights official, one fight scrapped

The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for Saturday’s UFC 280 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev. Oliveira (33-8 MMA) will be looking to reclaim …read more

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UFC 280 Official Weigh-in Results and Video

The athletes competing on Saturday’s UFC 280 fight card at Etihad Arena will officially weigh-in on Friday morning in Abu Dhabi.

UFC 280 features two world title bouts. The …read more

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UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev Official Weigh-In Results

UFC 280 is ticking ever so closer, and MMA News is here with the weigh-in results as tomorrow’s bouts become official! There’s a triple-header headed to Abu Dhabi on Saturday, …read more

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Watch Petr Yan shove Sean O’Malley in first UFC 280 face off

On Thursday afternoon the UFC 280 pre-fight press conference took place in Abu Dhabi and the highly anticipated face-off between former bantamweight champion Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley delivered in …read more

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UFC 280: ‘Oliveira vs. Makhachev’ Weigh-in Results

The Octagon returns to Abu Dhabi for Saturday’s UFC 280 event, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev. Oliveira (33-8 MMA) will be looking to reclaim …read more

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Petr Yan roasts Sean O’Malley over his physical appearance at UFC 280 press conference: “Just look at him, he’s like a whore on the side of the road”

Petr Yan hasn’t taken too kindly to “Suga” Sean O’Malley ahead of their fight at UFC 280 Saturday in Abu Dhabi. Yan, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is looking to …read more

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Conor McGregor trolls Petr Yan ahead of UFC 280

Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has decided to troll Petr Yan ahead of Saturday’s pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi. Yan (16-3 MMA), the promotions former bantamweight champion, is set …read more

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Jonathan Martinez picks T.J. Dillashaw to dethrone Aljamain Sterling, but doesn't see him defending the title

Jonathan Martinez has a close eye on UFC 280.
The rising UFC bantamweight will be paying close attention to what goes down on Saturday’s UFC pay-per-view in Abu Dhabi. Not only …read more

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UFC 280 weigh-in video at 1 a.m. ET

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At the UFC 280 official weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Abu Dhabi will step on the …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2022, 12:16 am By
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Can Oliveira beat Makhachev off his back?

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Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event in Abu Dhabi. With picks and odds for …read more

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T.J. Dillashaw says Aljamain Sterling is going to get his “ass whupped by a cheater”: “Test deez nuts”

The UFC 280 press conference went down this morning from Abu Dhabi and there was a lot of heat between the fighters as you’d expect. Petr Yan got physical with …read more

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O’Malley Was Offered A Camel In Abu Dhabi On One Condition

UFC bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley was offered a unique bribe by one fan in Abu Dhabi to teach him how to fight ahead of UFC 280. O’Malley will face former …read more

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Posted on October 20, 2022, 8:16 pm By
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UFC 280 fighter ripped from Abu Dhabi lineup, cut from promotion

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Yamato Nishikawa will no longer be fighting Magomed Mustafaev on the UFC 280 preliminary card this Sat. …read more

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UFC 280 'Embedded,' No. 4: 'Very big honor' for Khabib to be part of Islam Makhachev's success

The UFC is back with its latest pay-per-view and a return to Abu Dhabi, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the …read more

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Watch BTL live at 1 p.m. ET

Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev finally collide in one of the most anticipated matchups of 2022 in the main event of UFC 280 this Saturday in Abu Dhabi to crown …read more

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Face Off! Oliveira Stares Down Makhachev In Abu Dhabi!

Jeremy Stephens is not impressed. The UFC 280 pre-fight press conference went down earlier today from Abu Dhabi, home of this weekend’s “Oliveira vs. Makhachev” pay-per-view (PPV) card at Etihad …read more

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Watch: Alexander Volkanovski And Islam Makhachev Meet In Abu Dhabi

Alexander Volkanovski came face to face with his possible opponent Islam Makhachev. UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is in Abu Dhabi for work. He is there to be the backup …read more

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UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev alternative stats

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A detailed breakdown of the position-by-position statistics to watch out for in Saturday’s UFC 280 fight card from Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Yan Brands O’Malley A ‘UFC Project & McGregor Wannabe’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan has thrown some shade at upcoming opponent Sean O’Malley ahead of their collision at UFC 280. This Saturday in Abu Dhabi, Yan will be …read more

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Video | Charles Oliveira booed mercilessly in Abu Dhabi during UFC 280 open workouts

Charles Oliveira knew he was coming into enemy territory when he agreed to fight Islam Makhachev in Abu Dhabi. Now he’s getting some real-world experience in what that’s all about …read more

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