The UFC makes its return to the fight capital of the world in Abu Dhabi. UFC 280 promises to be one of the most stacked cards in recent history and fans cannot wait for fight week to begin.
The main event of the night will be a lightweight title showdown between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev. The pair will step into the octagon with a combined 21-fight unbeaten streak and determine who is the best lightweight on the planet.
In the co-main event, bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling makes his first title defense against TJ Dillashaw. Additionally, we have Petr Yan taking on Sean O’Malley, Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamrot, and Katlyn Chookagian vs. Manon Fiorot. That sums up your main card on Oct 22.
However, with an event as big as this one, fans will be delighted to know that there are plenty more events for them. If you’re lucky enough to be in Abu Dhabi, be sure to check these events out!
UFC 280 Fan Experience
Dates: October 17 to October 23. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. on the weekend
Where: Yas Mall
Dates: October 19 to October 22. 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays, 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on the weekend
Location: Yas Bay
These events will be free and open to the public. Fans are encouraged to stop by and check out all the fun and immersive experiences, pick up official UFC gear at the UFC Store, and more!
UFC 280 Open Workouts
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 17, 2022
Date: Wednesday, October 19 from 5 pm to 7 pm GST
Location: Yas Mall
This event will be free and open to the public. Fans will be able to witness a workout session of the UFC 280 headliners- Sean O’Malley, Petr Yan, TJ Dillashaw, Aljamain Sterling, Islam Makhachev, and Charles Oliveira
UFC 280 Press Conference
Next Saturday 👀
— UFC (@ufc) October 16, 2022
The pre-fight press conference for UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev will take place on Thursday, October 20. Viewers at home can watch the event live on the promotion’s official website, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch accounts.
The Press Conference will include: Sean O’Malley | Petr Yan | TJ Dillashaw | Aljamain Sterling | Islam Makhachev | Charles Oliveira | Beneil Dariush | Mateusz Gamrot | Manon Fiorot | Katlyn Chookagian | Belal Muhammad | Sean Brady
UFC 280 Official Weigh-Ins
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The official weigh-ins for the UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev event will take place on Friday, October 21, at 8:50 am GST. The event will be closed to the public but can be viewed live on UFC.com, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. All the fighters for UFC 280 will be present.
UFC 280 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins
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The final ceremonial weigh-ins for the UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev event will take place on Friday, October 21, starting from 4 pm GST at the Etihad Arena. This event is open to the public and the door will open at 3 pm GST. Viewers at home can follow the event live on UFC.com, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch. All the fighters for UFC 280 will be present.
That is all for the fight week event ahead of fight night itself. Which event are you most excited about? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.