UFC 280: How to watch Oliveira vs Makhachev

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The UFC is once again heading over to Abu Dhabi for UFC 280. The card is being headlined by Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, who are clashing for the vacant lightweight championship.

Due to the event taking place in Abu Dhabi, the start times are going to be a bit different, compared to other UFC PPVs. So make sure you read through this article to get all of the details.

UFC 280 Main Event Preview

Oliveira comes into this fight on a 11-fight winning streak, and as a former UFC lightweight champion. That win streak comes in the sports toughest division too. With victories over Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler, Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.


Mackhachev on the other hand, is currently surging, and is going to take this chance to regain the crown. He is also on an incredible winning streak of 10-fights. Having beaten the likes of Bobby Green, Dan Hooker and Thiago Moises. To put things simply, this is going to be a pretty epic fight between these two. And we can’t wait to watch it.

The co-main event features a bantamweight division bout where Aljamain Sterling will defend his title against TJ Dillashaw.

What time does UFC 280 start?

UFC 280 will have a special start time, due to it taking place in Abu Dhabi. Prelims will begin at 10AM ET/7AM PT. With the Main Card starting at 2PM ET/11AM PT.


There are no early prelims this time around, at UFC 280.

Keep in mind that Abu Dhabi is 8 hours ahead of the east cost of the US.

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Who’s fighting at UFC 280?

The card is subject to change. But here is the current card that we expect to see on October 22, 2022.

Main card

  • Main Event: Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev
  • Co-Main: Aljamain Sterling vs TJ Dillashaw
  • Petr Yan vs Sean O’Malley
  • Beneil Dariush vs Mateusz Gamrot
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs Manon Fiorot


  • Belal Muhammad vs Sean Brady
  • Makhmud Muradov vs Caio Borralho
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs Nikita Krylov
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev
  • Armen Petrosyan vs AJ Dobson
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs Malcolm Gordon
  • Karol Rosa vs Lina Lansberg

How do I watch UFC 279?

UFC 280 will be available exclusively on ESPN+. You’ll need to be an ESPN+ subscriber, and you also need to purchase the PPV. Otherwise, you’ll only be able to watch the early prelims.

ESPN+ has raised the price on the PPV, and the UFC 280 PPV will be the first one with this new price. It’ll cost you $74.99 if you are a ESPN+ subscriber.


If you are not a ESPN+ subscriber, you’ll need to subscribe to ESPN+ or the Disney Bundle with the PPV to watch the PPV. The Disney bundle is a really great purchase. Even with Disney+’s new price hike. You can get Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu with ads for $9.99 per month, or get Hulu and Disney+ ad-free for $19.99 per month. But you do still have to pay $74.99 for each PPV.

With ESPN+ you also get the ability to watch the PPV on just about any platform you wish. Whether that is Android, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or Samsung and Vizio smart TVs. It’s everywhere you are. So no matter where you are, you’ll be able to watch this PPV.

ESPN+ also has a lot of other original content that you can watch, including plenty of UFC content. There is even an original series featuring Dana White, which walks you through the ins and outs of running the UFC. And how challenging it can be.


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