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UFC 294: Makhachev vs. Oliveira Rematch Set for Lightweight Championship

The highly anticipated rematch between Islam Makhachev and Charles Oliveira for the UFC Lightweight Championship is set for UFC 294. Get all the details and fight card information here.

Late Wednesday night, UFC President Dana White made a highly anticipated fight announcement. The rematch that everyone has been waiting for is now official. Islam Makhachev, the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion, will defend his title against former champion Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 294 .

Makhachev and Oliveira previously faced off at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, where Makhachev emerged victorious with a second-round submission. Since their first encounter, Makhachev has continued his dominance in the lightweight division, defeating top contenders such as Justin Gaethje and Alexander Volkanovski. Oliveira, on the other hand, bounced back with an impressive first-round knockout of Beneil Dariush at UFC 289.

In addition to the highly anticipated rematch, UFC 294 will feature another exciting bout between undefeated rising star Khamzat Chimaev and former title challenger Paulo Costa. Chimaev, with a perfect record of 12-0, will put his unbeaten streak on the line against Costa, who is known for his aggressive fighting style.

Here is the current UFC 294 card:

Fighters Record
Islam Makhachev (C) vs. Charles Oliveira 24-1, 34-9
Paulo Costa vs. Khamzat Chimaev 14-2, 12-0
Nassourdine Imavov vs. Ikram Aliskerov 12-4, 14-1

UFC 294 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 21 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi.

reference: www.fightful.com