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 this weekend’s event, the UFC uploaded its behind-the-scenes YouTube series “UFC Embedded” to give you an up-close look at what the fighters go through on fight week as they make their final preparations for Saturday night.
How can you tune in to see how fighters are training leading up to fight week?
Below is all of the information you will need leading up to the fight, including every episode of UFC 280 Embedded.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 1
Charles Oliveira likes his odds against Islam Makhachev, who plans to start a championship legacy. Aljamain Sterling trains with fellow champ Leon Edwards. Sean O’Malley sticks to basics. Petr Yan plans his path back to the title.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 2
Islam Makhachev gets a visit from Hasbulla Magomedov. Charles Oliveira celebrates his birthday. Champ Aljamain Sterling pushes himself. Sean O’Malley steps outside his comfort zone. The headliners cross paths in the hotel lobby.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 3
Beneil Dariush sees a path to UFC gold. Katlyn Chookagian and Sean Brady arrive. Charles Oliveira trains to win; Islam Makhachev greets his Hall of Famer coach Khabib Nurmagomedov. Sean O’Malley, Petr Yan and Aljamain Sterling dive into fight week.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 4
hamp Aljamain Sterling, Charles Oliveira, TJ Dillashaw, Petr Yan, and Islam Makhachev get in the zone. Champ Alexander Volkanovski trains for any opponent. Sean O’Malley makes an entrance at media day, and Oliveira rolls deep.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 5
UFC 280 stars Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling, TJ Dillashaw, Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley play to fans at open workouts. Caio Borralho embraces the big event. Fighters trade barbs, then face off at the press conference.
UFC 280 Embedded: Episode 6
Sean O’Malley, champ Aljamain Sterling and Charles Oliveira wrap up their weight cuts. They hit the scales, then face off one final time against their UFC 280 opponents at ceremonial weigh-ins.
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+