UFC 280 press conference LIVE: Latest updates as Charles Oliveira and Sean O’Malley speak in London


The primary press convention for UFC 280 takes position nowadays, as Charles Oliveira and Sean O’Malley commute to London to preview October’s seismic Abu Dhabi battle card.

In the primary match of UFC 280 in 3 months’ time, Oliveira will battle Islam Makhachev for the vacant light-weight name, whilst O’Malley faces his greatest bantamweight check but as he is going up in opposition to former champion Petr Yan. In other places at the card, Belal Muhammad clashes with Sean Brady at welterweight, and Muhammad will sign up for Oliveira and Makhachev on the O2 Enviornment nowadays, moments ahead of the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC London – which takes position on Saturday.

Oliveira used to be stripped of the UFC light-weight name in Might for lacking weight, in the future ahead of his scheduled defence in opposition to Justin Gaethje. The Brazilian submitted Gaethje within the first spherical however used to be ineligible to win again the belt, as a substitute setting up himself as Number one contender. In the meantime, O’Malley is among the UFC’s most well liked younger warring parties, and his incrementally more difficult in-ring assignments have abruptly given approach to an enormous battle with ex-champ Yan. Oliveira vs Makhachev, O’Malley vs Yan, and Muhammad vs Brady have been all introduced this week, and 3 of the ones warring parties will preview their upcoming bouts this afternoon. Observe reside updates from the UFC 280 press convention, beneath.


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

That’s all from the UFC 280 press convention, however stick round in this web page for reside updates from the UFC London ceremonial weigh-ins, which is able to observe in a while!


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

Muhammad selections Aspinall to overcome Blaydes.

O’Malley selections Blaydes.

Oliveira sits at the fence!


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

Greater than as soon as nowadays, Oliveira has discussed combating in January. He now clarifies that it's going to perhaps be too quickly after October *except* that card is in Brazil; he would make an exception for a card in his house nation.


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

O’Malley: “I’d love to place [Yan] face-first at the canvas. He’s a sluggish starter. I feel I’m just right going backwards, which no longer many warring parties can do.”


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

A fan asks what the warring parties call to mind Jose Aldo.

Muhammad: “The truth he’s been within the recreation goodbye and remains to be competing on the most sensible degree, might be champion once more quickly…”

O’Malley: “Completely [I’d like to fight him]. I wouldn’t thoughts beating up Petr, then letting Jose battle for the name, then combating him.”


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

O’Malley at the prospect of a rematch with Marlon Vera, the one guy to have crushed him as a qualified:

“If I beat Petr, I consider I’ve earned a name shot. I feel a primary defence in opposition to ‘Chito’ [Vera] could be just right.”


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

That’s the entire media questions executed, now now we have fan questions.


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

Oliveira at the prospect of combating featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who has expressed an hobby in shifting up a department to problem for a 2d belt:

“Let’s take it a step at a time. Islam is in October, let’s see what occurs in January.”


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

O’Malley on combating Yan: “I’m the largest title within the bantamweight department, it’s the largest battle they might have made. It is smart to me.”


UFC 280 press convention LIVE

Muhammad on Diaz vs Chimaev: “I give Nate an opportunity in each and every battle. We noticed Chimaev get drained in that closing battle.”

On Brady: “I feel I’m a greater fighter than him, a greater grappler, a greater striker.”