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Who won Oliveira vs Makhachev?
Islam Makhachev beat Charles Oliveira by submission in the 2nd round during the main event of UFC 280, on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
This contest was for the UFC lightweight championship.
Oliveira vs Makhachev stats
Charles Oliveira stepped into the octagon 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 made his way to the cage 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 suggested Oliveira had an advantage in power over Makhachev, with a 27% knock out percentage over Makhachev's 14%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Oliveira had an advantage over Makhachev, with a 64% submission rate over Makhachev's 48%.
Charles Oliveira was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.
Oliveira had 4-inch reach advantage.
Oliveira was 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 had fought 22 more professional rounds, 76 to Makhachev's 54.
Oliveira vs Makhachev form
Oliveira had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges 4 times.
In his last fight before this contest, he had 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 had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had 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.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Charles Oliveira had been fighting more than Islam Makhachev.
Going to this contest, Charles Oliveira had last fought 1 year, 6 months and 21 days ago, while Islam Makhachev's last outing had been 1 year, 9 months and 2 days ago.
Oliveira's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 14 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
Makhachev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 21 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 12 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Oliveira vs Makhachev?
Charles Oliveira was a 3/2 (+150) underdog going into the contest, while Islam Makhachev made his way into the ring at 57/100 (-180) with oddsmakers.