Islam Makhachev wins title, submits Charles Oliveira with arm triangle – UFC 280 Highlights

Islam Makhachev
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Islam Makhachev has clinched the undisputed UFC lightweight title tonight in his main event clash against former champion, Charles Oliveira — submitting the Brazilian with a second round arm-triangle in the headlining bout of UFC 280.

Makhachev, who entered tonight’s clash with Oliveira as the #4 ranked lightweight contender, managed to stun Oliveira early in the opening round, landing flush with a straight left hand.

Electing to pull guard with Makhachev during an exchange, Oliveira managed to fire up submission attempts from his back, however, was taken down with a massive throw as the fence in the latter minutes of the first round.

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Again pressing Makhachev in the second frame, Oliveira managed to lock up at the fence with the Dagestan native, however, was dropped with a strike from the former in the pocket, immediately falling to his back.

Mounting Oliveira almost on cue, Makhachev then locked up an arm-triangle choke on the Sao Paulo native, before forcing a timely tap from the former titleholder.

Below, catch the highlights from Islam Makhachev’s stunning win over Charles Oliveira