Between the Links: Islam Makhachev crowned at UFC 280, Sterling’s next move, Paul vs. Silva


Islam Makhachev is the new UFC lightweight champion after his dominant win over Charles Oliveira in the main event of UFC 280 this past Saturday. This is the start of an all-time dominating title reign in UFC’s top division.

On an all-new edition of Between the Links, the panel will react to Makhachev’s victory, how long his reign could last, and a potential matchup with featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski. Topics include Aljamain Sterling’s victory over T.J. Dillashaw, Dillashaw’s injury and next steps for Dillashaw. There is also UFC Vegas headed by Calvin Kattar vs. Arnold Allen.

Host Mike Heck moderates the matchup between Jed Meshew, a returning fighter, and Drake Riggs from MMA Mania.

Watch the show live at 1 p.m. The video below shows ET/10 at a.m. PST.

If you miss the show live, you can still watch above, or listen to the podcast version, which will be found below and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever you get your pods.