The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to pay-per-view this weekend with UFC 280, featuring a championship doubleheader at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
In the main event, former lightweight champion Charles Oliveira looks to reclaim his title when he takes on the red-hot Islam Makhachev, who is riding a 10-fight winning streak. Oliveira had his title stripped after failing to make weight for his UFC 274 title defense against Justin Gaethje in May.
In the co-main event, bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling defends his belt against former titleholder TJ Dillashaw.
If that wasn’t exciting enough, the featured bout is also in the bantamweight division with fan-favorite Sean O’Malley facing the toughest test of his career when he takes on former champion Petr Yan.
Ahead of Saturday night’s pay-per-view, the UFC released the UFC 280: Countdown episode which gives an all-access look at the fighters as they go through their fight camps and prepare for the biggest bouts of their lives. From last-minute training to a look at their everyday life, UFC 280: Countdown gives fans a look behind-the-scenes at what it takes to make a world-class fighter.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
You can check out the full episode of UFC 280: Countdown below along with the full fight card for Saturday’s pay-per-view.
UFC 280 Countdown – Full Episode
UFC 280 Countdown previews two title fights, as former lightweight king Charles Oliveira battles Islam Makhachev, and bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling squares off with TJ Dillashaw. Plus, bantamweights clash as Petr Yan takes on Sean O’Malley.
UFC 280: Fight Time & Viewing Details
Event: UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Venue: Etihad Arena
Main Card Card Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
Broadcast: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN+