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UFC 280 fight card: Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling vs. T.J. Dillashaw lead loaded lineup

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Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev top one of the deepest UFC cards of the …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Is Charles Oliveira the best lightweight ever with UFC 280 win over Islam Makhachev?

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Charles Oliveira is likely in the conversation for the best lightweight in UFC history with his current …read more

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UFC free fight: Islam Makhachev tears through Dan Hooker in Round 1

Islam Makhachev made quick work of perennial lightweight contender Dan Hooker.
In a pivotal fight of his career, Makhachev faced Hooker last October at UFC 267 at Etihad Arena in Abu …read more

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Sonnen Defends Chandler After Makhachev Doubts

Former multi-weight UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen has given his take on the recent back and forth between Michael Chandler and Islam Makhachev. Next month at UFC 280, Makhachev will …read more

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Javier Mendez reveals Khabib Nurmagomedov never lost a sparring session, claims Islam Makhachev is the only person to win a round off him

Javier Mendez says no one beat Khabib Nurmagomedov in a sparring session and the only person to win rounds off of him was Islam Makhachev. Nurmagomedov retired undefeated and was …read more

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Javier Mendez: Islam Makhachev the most well-rounded lightweight of all time

For as good as everyone thinks Islam Makhachev is, Javier Mendez says he’s even better.
Ahead of Makhachev’s lightweight title fight against Charles Oliveira at UFC 280 on Oct. 22, his …read more

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Morning Report: Javier Mendez says Islam Makhachev is ‘prepared to dominate’ Charles Oliveira, wants Alexander Volkanovski after winning title

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Javier Mendez believes Islam Makhchev is going to win the lightweight belt. And once he’s done that, …read more

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Islam Makhachev responds after Michael Chandler suggests his praise is premature

Islam Makhachev has used social media to laugh off recent criticism from fellow UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler. Next month at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev will finally attempt to capture …read more

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Michael Chandler takes aim at “premature praise” for Islam Makhachev: “We just can’t say that he’s that good yet”

UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler believes we need to pump the breaks on praise for Islam Makhachev. The Russian has been out of action since his first-round TKO over Bobby …read more

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Islam Makhachev Strikes Back After Chandler’s Critical Comments

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has hit back at Michael Chandler for recent comments the former Bellator champion made about his recent wins. Makhachev will face Charles Oliveira for the …read more

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Islam Makhachev to Michael Chandler: 'Please shut up and stay in line'

Kind of how The Rock would say it, Islam Makhachev would like Michael Chandler to know his role and shut his mouth.
Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) made that very clear …read more

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‘It’s premature praise’ — Michael Chandler not sold on Islam Makhachev...yet

Islam Makhachev prepares to take on Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night 202. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Michael Chandler claims Islam Makhachev is …read more

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‘He Hasn’t Really Fought Anybody’

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wants No. 4-ranked lightweight contender Islam Makhachev to get more respect for his accomplishments …read more

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O’Malley: Makhachev is a product of the Khabib hype machine

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the coach and mentor of Islam Makhachev. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

UFC bantamweight Sean O’Malley isn’t sold on Islam Makhachev. …read more

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Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling betting favorites to leave UFC 280 as champions

With UFC 280 just over one month away, the hype around the event is starting to grow.
The promotion’s next numbered card, which takes place Oct. 22 at Etihad Arena on …read more

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Georges St-Pierre: Charles Oliveira must stay in center of cage to beat Islam Makhachev

Georges St-Pierre thinks Charles Oliveira needs to keep his back away from the fence at all costs against Islam Makhachev.
Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) meets Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) …read more

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Khabib: Oliveira Won’t Show Up Vs. Makhachev, Dariush Will Sub

If former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prophecy is any indication, the UFC may want to prepare for a backup to Charles Oliveira. Oliveira will face Nurmagomedov’s protégé, Islam Makhachev, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn't think Charles Oliveira will show up vs. Islam Makhachev – and Beneil Dariush will step in

Khabib Nurmagomedov has an inkling Islam Makhachev, not Charles Oliveira, will be facing Beneil Dariush for the vacant lightweight title.
Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) is scheduled to face Oliveira (33-8 MMA, …read more

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Beneil Dariush To Serve As Backup To Oliveira/Makhachev

Beneil Dariush will be the backup to Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev should either fighter be forced to withdraw. Dariush will face Mateusz Gamrot on the main card of UFC …read more

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Beneil Dariush reveals he’s expected to serve as backup to Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC 280

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In his perfect world, Beneil Dariush would compete for the lightweight title at UFC 280. But he’ll still make weight …read more

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Heck of a Morning: Who has more pressure ahead of UFC 280 — Charles Oliveira or Islam Makhachev?

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With the UFC’s next pay-per-view event just over a month away in Abu Dhabi, …read more

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Makhachev Gives Detailed Summary Of How He’ll Beat Oliveira

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev foresees a dominant showing against Charles Oliveira in the upcoming UFC 280 headliner. Makhachev will battle Oliveira for the vacant lightweight title on Oct. 22 …read more

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Report: Hasbulla Magomedov signs five-year deal with UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Hasbulla Magomedov celebrate Islam Makhachev’s UFC 267 victory over Dan Hooker. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Hasbulla has reportedly signed a …read more

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Pimblett Issues Strong Prediction For Oliveira/Makhachev Clash

Rising UFC lightweight star Paddy Pimblett has given a firm prediction for the upcoming title clash in his division between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. The stakes will be high …read more

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‘He’s Not Khabib!’

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Gilbert Burns isn’t sold on Islam Makhachev being the second coming of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
At UFC 280 on Oct. 22, 2022, …read more

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McGregor Goes After Hasbulla, Volks Intercedes

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Pint-sized internet sensation “Hasbulla” is a longtime friend of top UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev, as well as …read more

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Islam Makhachev believes Leon Edwards got “lucky” with head kick KO of Kamaru Usman

Islam Makhachev has given his thoughts on Leon Edwards‘ fantastic knockout win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278. This October at UFC 280, Islam Makhachev will take part in the …read more

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Islam Makhachev states Charles Oliveira doesn’t believe he can win at UFC 280: “I am terrible fight for everybody”

Lightweight contender Islam Makhachev believes that Charles Oliveira isn’t confident heading into UFC 280. The two lightweights are set to square off in October with gold on the line. The …read more

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Makhachev Doubts Oliveira Really Thinks He Can Win At UFC 280

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev has called bluff on Charles Oliveira’s confidence heading into their title fight at UFC 280 later this year. On October 22, the vacant 155-pound championship will …read more

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Oliveira guarantees Makhachev fight ‘won’t go past the first round’

Charles Oliveira will take on Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 280. | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira predicts a …read more

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Posted on August 26, 2022, 6:16 pm By
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Charles Oliveira says Islam Makhachev refused to fight him in Brazil in January: “They took it where they wanted”

Charles Oliveira says the original plan was to have his vacant lightweight title fight against Islam Makhachev headline UFC 283 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January. The UFC announced …read more

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Oliveira claims Makhachev declined UFC title fight in Rio

Charles Oliveira is set to face Islam Makhachev at UFC 280 in October. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Lightweight Charles Oliveira does not mind …read more

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Oliveira Presents The Real Reason He Accepted Makhachev Fight

Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira has dismissed speculation about why he accepted the fight against Islam Makhachev, explaining the real reason behind his choice. On October 22, Oliveira will …read more

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Zap! Boom! Pow!

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Crushing all deceivers, mashing non-believers, never ending potency! Top ranked UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev expects former 155-pound champion Charles …read more

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Justin Gaethje weighs in on October’s UFC 280 main event: “I’m 100 percent confident that Islam will not dominate Charles”

Justin Gaethje has some strong opinions about the upcoming UFC vacant lightweight title fight between former champion, Charles Oliveira, and top contender, Islam Makhachev. The bout is scheduled for Oct. …read more

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Justin Gaethje: Islam Makhachev ‘will not dominate’ Charles Oliveira at UFC 280

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Justin Gaethje doesn’t have an official pick for the UFC 280 main event between Charles Oliveria and Islam Makhachev, but he doesn’t believe …read more

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Pimblett Makes His Pick For Charles Oliveira/Islam Makhachev

Paddy Pimblett has weighed in on the highly anticipated UFC lightweight title matchup between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. Oliveira and Makhachev will battle for the vacant lightweight title in …read more

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Paddy Pimblett shares prediction for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev at UFC 280: “I just think he’s got too many tools in his arsenal”

Paddy Pimblett is sharing his prediction for Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev at UFC 280. The lightweight title bout will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Etihad Arena …read more

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Pimblett thinks Oliveira ‘is gonna have too much’ for Makhachev at UFC 280

Charles Oliveira takes on Dagestan’s Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 280. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Paddy Pimblett backs Charles …read more

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Ahead of UFC 280 title fight, Islam Makhachev says Charles Oliveira has only finished strikers

Islam Makhachev says Charles Oliveira has yet to be tested on the ground.
Ex-champion Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) has finished Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje in title fights …read more

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Makhachev Responds To Oliveira Saying “Arrogance” Will Kill Him

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has responded after he and his team were branded “arrogant” by upcoming opponent Charles Oliveira. At UFC 280, the 155-pound weight class will have a …read more

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Khabib says Oliveira is ‘starting to feel the pressure’ ahead of Makhachev fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov will be cornering Islam Makhachev against Charles Oliveira. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Khabib Nurmagomedov claps back at Charles Oliveira for calling …read more

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov: Charles Oliveira is ‘starting to feel the pressure’ of Islam Makhachev fight

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Khabib Nurmagomedov struggles to make any sense of Charles Oliveira’s recent comments.
At UFC 280 on Oct. 22, the battle for …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski offers to be backup fighter for Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev

UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is serious about his move to lightweight. ‘The Great’ is fresh off his decision victory over Max Holloway at UFC 276 last month. The win …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after Charles Oliveira suggests Islam Makhachev and his team are “arrogant” individuals: “I simply think he’s starting to feel the pressure of the fight”

Khabib Nurmagomedov is reacting after Charles Oliveira suggested Islam Makhachev and his team are ‘arrogant’ individuals. In a recent interview, Oliveira sent a message of warning to Islam Makhachev and …read more

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Conor McGregor plays tweet and delete after taking a shot at Islam Makhachev

Conor McGregor is back to the old tweet and delete trick after taking a shot at Islam Makhachev earlier this week. One thing we know to be true about Conor …read more

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Makhachev Reveals Only Reason Oliveira Accepted UFC 280 Bout

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev feels his upcoming title fight against Charles Oliveira came to fruition for only one reason. Makhachev and Oliveira will square off in the UFC 280 …read more

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Islam Makhachev explains why he’s “very upset” that Charles Oliviera is the champion “in my division”

Islam Makhachev is not a fan of Charles Oliveira and is upset that the Brazilian was the lightweight champ. Makhachev and Oliveira are set to headline UFC 280 for the …read more

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Makhachev To Oliveira: ‘If You Wanna Make Money, Learn English’

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has once again questioned upcoming opponent Charles Oliveira’s pursuit of a money fight against Conor McGregor. In the UFC 280 main event on October 22, …read more

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UFC 280 poster released featuring Charles Oliveira vs. Islam Makhachev, more

Charles Oliveira and Sean O’Malley | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Charles Oliveira may not officially be the lightweight champion, but he’s still getting top …read more

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Oliveira: My dad broke down in tears after finding out I had been stripped of the title

Charles Oliveira will take on Islam Makhachev for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 280. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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