MMA fans around the globe can breathe a sigh of relief as only one fighter on the UFC 280 main card could not make weight. UFC 280 is headlined by the lightweight title clash between Islam Makhachev and former lightweight kingpin Charles Oliveira.
Charles Oliveira, who lost his title to the scales at UFC 274, successfully made weight successfully this time around. Oliveira weighed in at 154.5 lbs. The Brazilian reportedly made weight hours before the official weigh-ins.
The other half of the main event, Islam Makhachev also weighed in at 154.5lbs, half a pound below the legal lightweight limit. UFC 280 will mark the Russian’s first title shot in the UFC.
The official back-up fighter for the main event, Alexander Volkanovski, also successfully weighed-in at 155lbs. ‘The Great’ is undefeated in the UFC and holds a pro-record of 25 wins against one loss.
Watch Alexander Volkanovski make weight below:
In the co-main event, UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling weighed in on the dot at the 135lbs limit. The October 22 event is the second time ‘Funk Master’ is putting his title on the line.
The current No.2-ranked bantamweight contender T.J. Dillashaw also weighed in at 135lbs. Dillashaw is also a former two-time UFC bantamweight champion and is coming off a split decision win over Cory Sandhangen.
Former bantamweight kingpin Petr Yan weighed in at 136 lbs. The former champion will be looking to get back in the win column in Abu Dhabi following his UFC 273 loss at the hands of Aljamain Sterling.
Yan’s opponent, the fiery Sean O’Malley, weighed in at 135.5 lbs at the official weigh-ins. ‘Sugar’ is coming off a bout with Pedro Munhoz which was ruled a no-contest in the second round.
Prior to this bout, O’Malley was on a three-fight winning streak. His official record stands at 15 wins against one loss and one no-contest.
Only one UFC 280 main card fighter misses weight
In the women’s flyweight clash on the main card, Manon Fiorot weighed in at 125lbs, while her opponent Katlyn Chookagian became the sole main card fighter at UFC 280 to miss weight at the event by weighing in at 127.5 pounds.
‘Blonde Fighter’ is currently on a four-fight win streak and holds a pro record of 18 wins and four losses. Fiorot, on the other hand, is on a nine-fight win streak. She is undefeated in the UFC and holds a pro record of 9-1.
In another fight on the UFC 280 main card, No.6-ranked lightweight contender Beneil Dariush weighed in at 156lbs. The American is currently on a seven-fight-winning streak. His pro record stands at 21 wins against four losses and one draw.
Dariush’s opponent Mateusz Gamrot also weighed in at 156 lbs. He is currently the No.9-lightweight contender. ‘Gamer’ holds a pro record of 21 wins against one loss and one no-contest.
Also on the prelims card, both Belal Muhammad and Sean Brady successfully made weight for their scheduled welterweight clash.
Watch the full UFC 280 weigh-ins below:
Get all of today’s live weigh-in results below (refresh for updates):
UFC 280 Main Card
Lightweight title fight: Charles Oliveira (154.5) vs. Islam Makhachev (154.5)
Men’s Bantamweight title fight: Aljamain Sterling (135) vs. TJ Dillashaw (135)
Men’s bantamweight: Petr Yan (136) vs. Sean O’Malley (135.5)
Lightweight: Beneil Dariush (156) vs. Mateusz Gamrot (156)
Women’s flyweight: Katlyn Chookagian (127.5**) vs. Manon Fiorot (125.5)
UFC 280 Prelims
Welterweight: Belal Muhammad (170) vs. Sean Brady (171)
Middleweight: Makhmud Muradov (185.5) vs. Caio Borralho (186)
Light heavyweight: Volkan Oezdemir (206) vs. Nikita Krylov (206)
Featherweight: Zubaira Tukhugov vs. Lucas Almeida – Cancelled (Medical issue for Tukhugov)
UFC 280 Early Prelims
Welterweight: Abubakar Nurmagomedov (170.5) vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (171)
Middleweight: Armen Petrosyan (186) vs. A.J. Dobson (185)
Flyweight: Muhammad Mokaev (126) vs. Malcolm Gordon (126)
Women’s bantamweight: Karol Rosa (135) vs. Lina Lansberg (135)