On October 22, the main event Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev will face off for the vacant UFC lightweight title. The fight will take place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
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Other fights will include the battle for the bantamweight title with Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw and the marquee bantamweight between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley.
Main event fighter Oliveira hopes to take home his lightweight title, after losing on the scale against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. Oliveira later defeated Gaethje with a first-round submission.
Islam Makhachev is currently on a 10-fight winning streak and he carries with him the No. 3 position in the MMA Fighting Global Lightweight Rankings.
Bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling is currently on a seven-fight winning streak before he enters the ring with Dillashaw in a couple of months, battling for the bantamweight title.
On the other hand, Dillashaw has only won one fight in his recent return, after a two-year suspension.
Out of all three bouts, the bantamweight bout between Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley could arguably be the most anticipated.
Yan recently lost his belt to Sterling, but is looking to win against O’Malley, a highly popular fighter in the promotion.