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Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev set for vacant title fight

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ABU DHABI – Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev had no drama on the scale Friday when they made weight for the UFC 280 vacant lightweight title headliner.

Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) and Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC) both hit the divisional limit at official weigh-ins, which took place at the UFC host hotel on Yas Island. Etihad Arena hosts Saturday’s event, which airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNNews and early prelims on ESPN+.

Former champion Oliveira registered at 154.5 pounds, while Makhachev was 154.5 pounds on the scale.

Watch the video above to see Oliveira and Makhachev weigh in for UFC 280.

Oliveira, No. 6 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie pound-for-pound and No. 1 at lightweight, brings an 11-fight winning streak into the octagon at UFC 280. The Brazilian lost the belt on the scale when he was 0.5 pounds over the limit in his most recent fight vs. Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 in May.

He’ll attempt to regain the gold against No. 3-ranked lightweight Makhachev, who is coached by former 155-pound champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and carries a 10-fight winning streak into his first UFC title opportunity.

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 280.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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