UFC 280 ‘Embedded,’ No. 5: A killer angle of Petr Yan’s shove of Sean O’Malley
The UFC is back with its latest pay-per-view and a return to Abu Dhabi, which means the popular “Embedded” fight-week video series is here to document what’s happening behind the scenes.
UFC 280 takes place Saturday at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPNews and ESPN+.
The main event is a vacant lightweight title fight between former champion Charles Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC), who was stripped of the belt when he missed weight in May, and Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA, 11-1 UFC), who has won 10 straight and hasn’t lost in more than seven years.
The co-main event is a bantamweight title fight between champ Aljamain Sterling (21-3 MMA, 13-3 UFC) and ex-titleholder T.J. Dillashaw (17-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC). In addition, Sean O'Malley (15-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) takes on former champ Petr Yan (16-3 MMA, 8-2 UFC) in a key bantamweight bout.
The fifth episode of “Embedded” follows the featured fighters while they get ready for fight week. Here is the UFC’s description of the episode from YouTube:
UFC 280 stars Charles Oliveira, Islam Makhachev, Aljamain Sterling, TJ Dillashaw, Petr Yan and Sean O’Malley play to fans at open workouts. Caio Borralho embraces the big event. Fighters trade barbs, then face off at the press conference.
UFC 280 ‘Embedded,’ No. 1: ‘Pink poodle coming to kill the little Russian’
UFC 280 ‘Embedded,’ No. 2: Team Makhachev walks right past Team Oliveira
UFC 280 ‘Embedded,’ No. 3: Aljamain Sterling arrives to Abu Dhabi in a good mood
UFC 280 ‘Embedded,’ No. 4: ‘Very big honor’ for Khabib to be part of Islam Makhachev’s success
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC 280.
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