Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is just over 48 hours away from the next pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) event “Oliveira vs. Makhachev” from UFC 280, locked and loaded for this Saturday. (October 22, 2022) at the Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).
To help fans get excited about this weekend’s combat sports festivities, the promotion will be holding a special pre-fight press conference today (Thursday, Oct. 20) that will air LIVE on 10 a.m. Eastern Time in the video embedded above. Make sure you stick around until the end for looks between the main names on the card.
UFC 280 will be headlined by the lightweight title fight between former champion Charles Oliveira, who lost his division crown during a botched weigh-in, and 155-pound contender Islam Makhachev, who will no doubt have the Abu Dhabi crowd. in his corner (based on this recent reaction to Oliveira.)
In the co-main event of UFC 280, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling will put his 135-pound belt on the line against former division champion TJ Dillashaw. The winner of that five-round affair could be paired with the winner of Petr Yan vs. Sean O’Malley, who collide on the main card of UFC 280 PPV.
Expect all six fighters to be on the stand for today’s press.
MMAmania.com will offer LIVE, round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 280 fight card RIGHT HEREstarting with the first ESPN+ “Preliminary” matches at 10 a.m. ET, followed by remaining undercard balance on ESPN+/ESPNews at 12 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time of 2 p.m. ET on ESPN+.
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