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UFC 280 Betting Tips & Predictions
Charles Oliveira v Islam Makhachev UFC 280 Betting Offer, Tips & Predictions
UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will defend his title for the third time when he takes on Islam Makhachev at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates.
Brazilian Oliveira has a professional record of 42 fights, 33 wins, eight defeats and one no contest. He has not tasted defeat since he was stopped by Paul Felder at UFC 225.
Since then, he has won 11 fights in succession. He won the title with a TKO stoppage over Michael Chandler before successfully defending his belt against Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje.
He submitted both Poirier and Gaethje proving he is just as dangerous on the mat as he is with his punch and kick attacks.
Islam Makhachev is ranked fourth in the world and has a professional record of 23 fights, 22 wins and one defeat.
The Russian’s only defeat was against Adriano Martins at UFC 192. He has defeated the likes of Dan Hooker and Bobby Green, but this will be his toughest test yet, and I think he will fall short.
Oliveira will control this fight from the start and although Oliveira has promised to knock Makhachev out, I am backing the Brazilian to win this by submission in the third round.