Oct 22 2022
Saturday

Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 281
5 rounds contest @ Lightweight
33-8-0

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broadcast start time:

US - TBC / UK - TBC

21-1-0

Belts on The Line

Vacant UFC Lightweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
30
5' 10" / 178 cm
Height
5' 10" / 178 cm
74" / 188 cm
Reach
70.5" / 179 cm

Full record

SUB 1SUB 3KO 2UD 3SUB 3
Form
KO 1SUB 1SUB 4SUB 3UD 3
33
Wins
21
9
By KO
3
27
KO%
14
21
By Sub
10
64
SUB%
48
8
Losses
1
4
Stopped
1
3
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2010
42
Bouts
22
73
Rounds
45
4 hours, 8 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 13 minutes

Current rankings @ Lightweight

1
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
1
Tapology
4

Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev preview

When is Oliveira vs Makhachev?

Charles Oliveira will square off against Islam Makhachev, as the main event of UFC 281, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

The fight will take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit will be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).

This contest is for the vacant UFC lightweight championship.

Oliveira vs Makhachev stats

Charles Oliveira steps into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 21 by submission.

Islam Makhachev will make his way to the ring with a record of 21 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 10 by submission.

The stats suggest Oliveira has advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 27% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 14%.

Charles Oliveira is the older man by 2 years, at 32 years old.

Oliveira has 4-inch reach advantage.

Oliveira is the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 years and 4 months earlier than Makhachev, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 28 more professional rounds, 73 to Makhachev's 45.

Oliveira vs Makhachev form

Oliveira has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.

In his last fight, he won against Justin Gaethje at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by in the 1st round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Previous to that, he had won against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by in the 3rd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Michael Chandler at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Lightweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.

Before that, he had defeated Tony Ferguson at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had won against Kevin Lee at UFC on ESPN+ 28 on 14th March 2020 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasilia, Brazil.

Makhachev has won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.

In his last fight, he defeated Bobby Green at UFC Fight Night on 26th February 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Dan Hooker at UFC 267 on 30th October 2021 by submission in the 1st round.

Going into that contest, he had beat Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31 on 17th July 2021 by submission in the 4th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.

Before that, he had won against Drew Dober at UFC 259 on 6th March 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beat Davi Ramos at UFC 242 on 7th September 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at du Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Charles Oliveira has been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.

Charles Oliveira last fought 3 months and 4 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing was 5 months and 16 days ago.

Oliveira's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 28 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

Makhachev's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.4 rounds on average.

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