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How To Watch UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev

Find Start Times And Fight Card Info For UFC 280, Live From Etihad Arena In Abu Dhabi, On Saturday, October 22

The UFC returns to Abu Dhabi on October 22 with a UFC 280 card headlined by a clash for the vacant lightweight championship between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. The former UFC lightweight champion, Brazil’s Oliveira is on a remarkable 11-fight winning streak in one of the sport’s toughest divisions, and after a quartet of victories over Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje, he established himself as the top 155-pounder in the world.

Now, Oliveira gets a chance to regain the crown when he faces the surging Makhachev, who has won 10 straight over the likes of Bobby Green, Dan Hooker and Thiago Moises. Plus, the bantamweight division takes center stage, as Aljamain Sterling defends his crown against TJ Dillashaw, and “Sugar” Sean O’Malley steps up for a huge showdown against Petr Yan.

How do I stream UFC 280 on ESPN+?

The UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev prelims kickoff Saturday, October 22 at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT in the United States on ESPNewsESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass. The Main Card will air exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S. at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

Who's fighting at UFC 280?

Main Card: 

  • Main Event: Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev
  • Co-Main: Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw
  • 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
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
  • Armen Petrosyan vs AJ Dobson
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs Malcolm Gordon
  • Karol Rosa vs Lina Lansberg

What time does UFC 280 start?

United States

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United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

Main Event Preview | UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev
Main Event Preview | UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev

Central Europe (Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Sweden)



UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev

New Zealand


Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, East Timor)

Petr Yan vs Sean O'Malley Preview | UFC 280
Petr Yan vs Sean O'Malley Preview | UFC 280





Rest of the World: 

UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev took place live from Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on October 22, 2022. See the Final Results, Official Scorecards and Who Won Bonuses - and relive the action on UFC Fight Pass!

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