Charles Oliveira-Islam Makhachev lightweight title bout to headline UFC 280 on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi

Charles Oliveira-Islam Makhachev Lightweight Title Bout Title at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi on October 22 

The UFC has booked a lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam

Makhachev for the UFC 280 title in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Emirates.UFC 280 Pay The -per-view event takes place on 22 October at the Etihad Arena

announced the lightweight competition on Saturday. Officially

the fight will be for the UFC's vacant 155-pound title

although most games essentially see Oliveira (33-8) as the defending champion

Brazil's Oliveira won the title in 2021 with a knockout over Michael Chandler

He successfully defended the belt against Dustin Poirier in December

but then surrendered it in May when 

 he was unable to build weight for a determined defense against Justin Gaethje

Oliveira to submit Gaethje in the first round at UFC 274 went away

Officially, the result went down as a nontitle fight for Oliveira

They have won 11 matches in a row, a streak that includes 10 finishes