What is the start time for the UFC 280 press conference?
A lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev has been confirmed to headline the UFC 280 card. The UFC recently announced that a press conference for the highly anticipated event will be held on July 22 at 4 p.m. BST.
The venue for the event will be the O2 Arena in London. The conference is scheduled just before the UFC Blaydes vs. Aspinall ceremonial weigh-ins. Plus, the pre-fight presser is free and open to the public.
Mixed martial arts fans around the world can watch the press conference live on UFC.com and the official UFC Facebook and YouTube channels.
The UFC 280 presser, however, will only feature half of the main event. ‘do Bronx’ will be the only one to participate in the event. Brazilian’s opponent Makhachev will not participate in the event for undisclosed reasons.
The Russian opened as -255 betting favorite over +215 underdog Oliveira according to betonline_ag.
A bantamweight bout between “Sugar” Sean O’Malley and former champ Petr Yan has also been confirmed as part of UFC 280. Former champ Yan opened as a -500 favorite on the ‘underdog +375 O’Malley.
Everything you need to know about Etihad Arena, the venue for UFC 280
The Etihad Arena is the Middle East’s largest indoor multi-purpose venue for entertainment and sports. The venue, which has a capacity of eighteen thousand people, opened in January 2021.
Located on Yas Bay on the Yas Islands, Abu Dhabi, the indoor resort was built by HOK Group with assistance from Pascal+Walton.
The Etihad Arena has 3,565 square meters of space and 35,000 square meters of waterfront development space. The venue is also the winner of the 2018 Green Building Design of the Year award at the MENA Green Building Awards.
Property naming rights belong to Etihad Airways. In the past, the venue has hosted many entertainment and sporting events. One of the most successful UFC events in the recent past, UFC 257: McGregor vs. Poirier 2, took place in the same arena.
The indoor arena has hosted popular comedians like Russell Peters and has been the venue for Disney on Ice shows. Two pre-season NBA games will also be hosted at the Etihad in October.