TJ Dillashaw vs Sterling

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (21-3) and T.J. Dillashaw (13-3) were planned to fight at UFC 279, but several issues delayed the fight. The first is that Sterling wanted higher pay, and the second is the 279 verbally agreed on Chimaev vs. Diaz main event.

However, UFC 280 is the most plausible possibility and will serve as a co-main event for the Abu Dhabi fight card on October 22nd. The main event of the UFC 280 event is the lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Islam Makhachev.