UFC 280 — Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira: Results, Fight Card, Highlights, Complete Guide

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The 155-pound division has a new champion. Islam Makhachev made relatively quick work of Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 280 to claim the vacant lightweight crown on Saturday night. The victory completed an incredible journey for the student of UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Makachev knocked out the former champion in the 1st round before dropping him in the 2nd round, earning an arm-triangle choke. After the win, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski was called to the ring in February to push for a champion vs. champ fight in Volkanovski’s backyard in Australia.

In the night’s other title fight, Aljamine Sterling took advantage of TJ Dillashaw to retain his title with a TKO victory. Dillashaw told reporters after the fight that he blew out his shoulder in April and it continued to be an issue throughout training camp. The injury came back in the 1st round and Dillashaw’s shoulder gave out before his corner could recover. However, Sterling continued to push forward and punished the former with ground and pound before the fight was stopped.

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UFC 280 fight card, results

  • Islam Makhachev def. Charles Oliveira Second round via submission (head and arm choke)
  • Aljamine Sterling (c) def. DJ Dillashaw via second round TKO (punches)
  • Sean O’Malley def. Peter Yan By split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Beneil Dariush def. Matuesz Gamrot by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Manon Fiorot def. Katelyn Sougajian by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Belal Muhammad Deb. Sean Brady via second round TKO (punches)
  • Caio Borralho def. Makhmut Muradov via decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Nikita Krylov def. Volkan Ozdemir by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov def. Khadji Omergadjeev via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
  • Armen Petrosian def. AJ Dobson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Mohammad Mogaev def. Malcolm Gordon via third-round submission (armbar)
  • Carol Rosa def. Lina Lansberg via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)

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