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How to watch UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev live in Australia


The vacant lightweight UFC title goes on the line in the UAE as Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev go head to head.

SUMMARY: UFC 280 is live and exclusive to Main Event. The most accessible way to stream the fight live is through Main Event via Kayo Sports.

The leading event on this UFC 280 fight card will see Charles Oliveira attempt to regain the lightweight belt against world number 4 Islam Makhachev.

Oliveira is 33-8 across his career, with Makhachev holding an imposing 22-1 record.

In the co-main event, reigning bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling will attempt to defend his belt against T.J. Dillashaw.

What time is UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev in Australia?

UFC 280 is taking place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For Australian viewers, the preliminary card kicks off at 1am AEDT and the main card is at 5am AEDT.

It will depend on when the previous fights finish, but we'd expect that if you tune in from 7am AEDT, you'll be right to catch the big Oliveira vs Makhachev bout.

How to watch UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev live in Australia

To catch the preliminary bouts, all you need to do is tune in to ESPN from 1am. It's accessible via a regular subscription to Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now and Fetch TV.

A subscription to UFC Fight Pass also allows this.

However, if you're after the main card of UFC 280, including Oliveira vs Makhachev, it is only available via pay-per-view.

That means to catch Oliveira vs Makhachev you need one of Main Event via Kayo Sports or via Foxtel iQ, or order the PPV via UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV or a PlayStation 4.

The main card of UFC 280 is unavailable via Foxtel Now or Foxtel GO.

It costs $59.95 to view the bout.

Live stream UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev on Main Event via Kayo: Order the PPV now

How to watch UFC 280 preliminary card

As the prelims are on ESPN, you can follow along with a regular subscription to Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Fetch TV and UFC Fight Pass.

Kayo includes access to the preliminary card of UFC 280 and to every single UFC Fight Night.

Kayo offers a 7-day free trial so you can see if it is right for you. You could watch the preliminary card of UFC 280 at no cost as a new subscriber.

Kayo is compatible with Macs and PCs, plus iOS and Android devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android TV, Telstra TV, PlayStation 4 and 5 and selected Samsung, LG and Hisense TVs.

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How to watch UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev main card

For the 5-fight main card, Main Event on Foxtel or Kayo, UFC Fight Pass, Fetch TV and PS4 are the exclusive providers. You will need to purchase it through one of these to watch the main card.

How to watch UFC 280 with Main Event

If you have a Foxtel iQ subscription, UFC 280 costs $59.95 on top of your regular monthly cost to watch via Main Event.

You can place an order via the Main Event website, using the MyFoxtel app, your Foxtel remote or over the phone.

Ordering through a phone agent incurs an additional $2 booking fee.

New, returning or existing Kayo Sports customers can watch directly through Main Event.

If you head to Main Event on Kayo, you can sign up and watch it through your usual Kayo platform.

It costs $59.95 to watch and all the information you need about getting Main Event on Kayo can be found here.

If you're new to Kayo, your purchase includes access to Kayo One until 11:59pm AEDT on 27 October 2022.

After that, your access to Kayo's full content library ends but you can still access Kayo Freebies.

Stream Oliveira vs Makhachev

Stream Main Event PPVs via Kayo Sports. Order UFC 280 for $59.95.

How to watch Oliveira vs Makhachev with UFC Fight Pass

The UFC's official site provides access to the main fight card at a cost. It will set you back $59.95 and includes viewing for 24 hours after the event starts.

You can also sign up to UFC Fight Pass for $10.99 a month or $104.99 for an annual pass to continue watching plenty of UFC action throughout the year.

UFC Fight Pass is compatible with platforms such as Apple TV, Xbox One, iPad, iPhone and Android devices, Chromecast, Samsung and LG smart TVs or on desktops and laptops.

How to watch UFC 280 on PlayStation or with Fetch TV

The PlayStation 4 and Fetch TV are other ways you can watch this fight, and will also require you to purchase separately.

On the PS4 console, look for Live Events in the PlayStation Store.

Once you have purchased the fight, you can watch it through the "My Videos" menu by heading to "Live Events", then selecting the event and then "Watch".

It is $59.95 or $54.95 for PlayStation Plus members.

On the other hand, if you have a Fetch box, go to "Manage" and then "Subscriptions".

Once you have made the purchase, you can watch it on TV or on your mobile with the Fetch app.

$59.95 is the price here too.

UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev full card

Main card

  • Charles Oliveira vs Islam Makhachev (lightweight title)
  • Aljamain Sterling vs T.J. Dillashaw (bantamweight title)
  • Sean O'Malley vs Petr Yan (bantamweight)
  • Beneil Dariush vs Mateusz Gamrot (lightweight)
  • Katlyn Chookagian vs Manon Fiorot (flyweight)

Preliminary card

  • Sean Brady vs Belal Muhammad (welterweight)
  • Caio Borralho vs Makhmud Muradov (middleweight)
  • Nikita Krylov vs Volkan Oezdemir (light heavyweight)
  • Lucas Almeida vs Zubaira Tukhugov (featherweight)
  • Abubakar Nurmagomedov vs Gadzhi Omargadzhiev (welterweight)
  • AJ Dobson vs Armen Petrosyan (middleweight)
  • Malcolm Gordon vs Muhammad Mokaev (flyweight)
  • Lina Lansberg vs Karol Rosa (bantamweight)

UFC 280 Oliveira vs Makhachev fight preview

With a vacant belt, it is fitting that probably the world's 2 best lightweights will square off to settle the debate this weekend.

UFC 280: Oliveira vs Makhachev tale of the tape

Oliveira comes into this fight on the back of 11 straight wins.

He was sensationally stripped of the title after missing weight by half a pound ahead of his fight with Justin Gaethje in May.

Makhachev himself is on a 10-win run and has 22 from 23 overall.

He has also been winning fights very quickly.

In a battle of styles, we think Oliveira will land his title at last, and this time for keeps.

Image source: Main Event on Kayo Sports website

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