Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev to battle for vacant light-weight title at UFC 280 in October - Yahoo activities

Former champion Charles Oliveira will appear to recapture the light-weight title later this yr in Abu Dhabi. (picture through Christian Petersen/Getty photographs)

Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev, two of the superior grapplers within the UFC, will meet for the lightweight title on Oct. 22 at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Makhachev has not signed but his supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, talked about he'd verbally agreed to phrases. Oliveira, the previous champion who was stripped of the belt on the weigh-in on may 6 earlier than UFC 274 for lacking weight, posted an emoji of a pen on Twitter on Saturday, indicating he'd signed.

The UFC formally introduced the bout almost immediately after Yahoo sports first broke the information.

Oliveira has been campaigning for a battle with former champion Conor McGregor in view that his conclude of Justin Gaethje at UFC 274, nevertheless it does not seem McGregor can be purchasable in time. If Oliveira w ins and regains the championship, it would make a combat with McGregor much more profitable financially with a title at stake.

Oliveira's win over Gaethje changed into his eleventh in a row. In his final four fights, he's decisioned Tony Ferguson, knocked out Michael Chandler and submitted Dustin Poirier and Gaethje.

Makhachev is 22-1 and has received 10 in a row since his simplest loss, a TKO 1:forty six into a combat with Adriano Martins at UFC 192 on Oct. three, 2015. That turned into simply his second UFC battle.

Makhachev's closing 4 wins were submissions of Drew Dober, Thiago Moises and Dan Hooker and a KO of Bobby green.

Oliveira has certainly fought enhanced opposition but Abdelaziz has been vocal in his perception that Makhachev is the most advantageous grappler in the UFC.

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