The action inside the Etihad Arena on Saturday gave fight fans much to be excited about moving forward after UFC 280.

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Thrilling finishes and questionable decisions will spark debates over the results for months to come from Abu Dhabi.

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Pound-for-pound king and defending featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski, who is 12-0 since making his UFC debut in 2016

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The action in Abu Dhabi did not disappoint with a pair of title fights and an incredible bout at bantamweight

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entered the Octagon following Makhachev's victory for a staredown meant to hype a potential fight between the two in Australia next year for the 155-pound title.

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Makhachev made sure to start the trash talk between them by twice insulting Volkanovski, who is four inches shorter, for his 5-foot-6 height.

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Something seemed to be weird about Dillashaw's lack of face time during fight week. The former two-time bantamweight champion, who was hoping to make history at 36 by challenging Aljamain Sterling,

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was mysteriously absent during UFC Embedded filming and didn't take part in the public workout. Just seconds into Saturday's co-main event, a Sterling takedown then appeared to pop Dillashaw's shoulder out of place.

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Dillashaw deserved enormous credit for surviving the opening round while Sterling, a ground specialist with suffocatingly long limbs, had his way with him on top and repeatedly took his back.

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