Islam Makhachev vs. Full Charles Oliveira Video HighlightsUFC 280:
Oliveira vs. Makhachev was born on October 22 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Former UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (33-9, 1 NC) and Islam Makhachev (23-1) put the vacant UFC lightweight titles on the line in the night’s main event.
The fight is broadcast live on ESPN+ pay-per-view. Check out the demo video below. For more on Makhachev vs. Oliveira, check out MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew live blog. Color 1
Oliveira shows as Orthodox, Islam as left. Oliveira uses a jumping knife and applies pressure to the head. Islam dropped to the left at a time that caught Oliveira’s attention.
We are going there. Oliveira comes in and grabs the barricade and goes to the floor with Islam on top of him. Oliveira opens up but his legs work, hitting a triangle.
Islam is on the defensive and is beginning to wander uncontrollably. The crowd chants “Islam”.
Oliveira holds the arm in full protection. Islam has always been heavy on defense, looking for ammunition. Oliveira lands a low elbow. Islam crosses from Oliveira to the ring and Oliveira bows about to take a shower.
He can’t but he uses it to get up and now he has a clinch with Islam against the fence. Oliveira dropped to his knees. Islam here is hip / travel although it is in the middle of the watch. However, Oliveira regained control. Islam is still heavy and back to work.
Very fast to start. Islam has always had Oliveira on his side and now he is crushing and harassing him. Oliveira isn’t doing much right now here in terms of Islam helping Oliveira fight. Islam’s legs are short, which makes Oliveira uncomfortable.
Oliveira still holds the hook and looks for a fight. Islam is using the fence to damage Oliveira and now he is opening it up with big pitch and pound. Oliveira defends now, but no more elbows. Islam has won the ground game