At UFC 280, Islam Makhachev defeats Charles Oliveira to win the lightweight championship.


United Arab Emirates — ABU DHABI Islam Makhachev’s regaining of the lightweight title seemed destined to happen ever since Khabib Nurmagomedov, a two-time undefeated champion, withdrew from mixed martial arts two years ago. This happened on Saturday. At UFC 280 inside the Etihad Arena, Makhachev (23-1) defeated Charles Oliveira (33-9) to win the 155-pound title. … Read more