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Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will no doubt be competing in hostile territory when he collides with Islam Makhachev in the UFC 280 pay-per-view (PPV) main event this Sat. (Oct. 22, 2022) at Etihad Arena on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi.

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BLOCKBUSTER LIGHTWEIGHT SHOWDOWN! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Etihad Arena In Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Sat., Oct. 22, 2022, featuring a highly anticipated match up for the vacant 155-pound title between former division kingpin, Charles Oliveira, against Islam Makhachev, who enter “Fight Island” with a combined 21-fight unbeaten run. In UFC 280’s ESPN+-streamed pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling defends his title against former two-time division roost-ruler, T.J. Dillashaw. Last, and certainly not least, former 135-pound champion, Petr Yan, will lock horns with superstar in the making, “Sugar” Sean O’Malley.

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“Do Bronx” joined the rest of the main card fighters for the open workouts on Weds. but the pro-Makhachev crowd was clearly not happy to see him. The Brazilian did his best to shake off the rude welcome and get down to business for the fans and media in attendance.

“I think Islam deserves all the respect in the world,” Oliveira said during the UFC 280 media day (via MMA Junkie). “But I think he should’ve fought somebody maybe in the Top 5 like I did, not just surf on someone else’s wave and skip the line like he did. For sure, this fight is only happening because of [Khabib Nurmagomedov].”

The winner is expected to defend against featherweight champion Alex Volkanovski.

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