20221021015923 Oliveira Islam


There was no trouble on the scales this time for Charles
Oliveira.

The former
Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champ successfully
made weight for his
UFC 280 showdown against Islam
Makhachev. “Do Bronx” was first to the scales and weighed 154.5
pounds. This was a far cry from Oliveira’s previous weigh-in, which
saw the Brazilian lose his lightweight belt on the scale. Makhachev
was next up and also weighed 154.5 pounds.

While Oliveira (33-8, 1 NC) was disgraced at the UFC 274 weigh-in,
he impressed the night after by him impressively choking out
Justin
Gaethje in just over 3 minutes. The Brazilian is on an
incredible 11-fight win streak that includes dramatic finishes over
Dustin
Poirier, Michael
Chandler and Kevin Lee.
Oliveira will look to reclaim the lightweight championship to start
his second reign.

This marks a huge step up in competition for Makhachev (22-1). The
Dagestani fighter has only suffered one defeat inside the Octagon,
a 2015 loss to Adriano
Martins via TKO. The Eagles MMA fighter has impressed since
then, and most recently dominated Bobby Green
and Dan
Hooker to earn the title shot. Makhachev looks to make a
statement in his first pay-per-view main event.

Bantamweight champ Aljamain
Sterling and challenger T.J.
Dillashaw both weighed 135 pounds, making two title fights
official for the pay-per-view. Additionally, featherweight champion
Alexander
Volkanovski weighed in at 155 pounds as an alternate.

As far as mishaps, Katlyn
Chookagian missed the flyweight limit by 1.5 pounds and was
fined 20% of her purse, and a featherweight bout between Zubaira
Tukhugov and Lucas
Almeida was scrapped due to medical issues for Tukhugov.

UFC 280 prelims begin on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. ET/7 a.m. PT
on ESPNEWS and ESPN+. The main card then kicks off on ESPN+
pay-per-view at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.

UFC 280 Weigh-in Results:

Charles
Oliveira (154.5) vs. Islam
Makhachev (154.5)
Aljamain
Sterling (135) vs. T.J.
Dillashaw (135)
Sean
O’Malley (135.5) vs. Petr Yan
(136)
Beneil
Dariush (156) vs. Mateusz
Gamrot (156)
Katlyn
Chookagian (127.5)* vs. Manon
Fiorot (125.5)
Sean
Brady (171) vs. Belal
Muhammad (170)
Caio
Borralho (186) vs. Makhmud
Muradov (185.5)
Nikita
Krylov (206) vs. Volkan
Oezdemir (206)
Abubakar
Nurmagomedov (170.5) vs. Gadzhi
Omargadzhiev (171)
A.J.
Dobson (185) vs. Armen
Petrosyan (186)
Malcolm
Gordon (126) vs. Muhammad
Mokaev (126)
Lina
Lansberg (135) vs. Karol Rosa
(135)

* Chookagian missed weight by 1.5 pounds and was fined 20% of
her purse.



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