In episode #2, Justin Gaethje checks in to his home away from home then hits the links. Michael Chandler wraps up camp with Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman. Carla Esparza plans to reclaim the belt. Champ Rose Namajunas heads to Phoenix. UFC 274 is on Saturday, May 7.
UFC 274 will be headlined when UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira (32-8, 1 NC) fighting out of Houston, Texas by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil, will be seeking to defend his title against #1 ranked contender Justin Gaethje (24-3) originally from Safford, Ariz. and fighting out of Arvada, Colo. In the co-main event, UFC strawweight champion Rose Namajunas (12-4) fighting out of Denver, Colo., looks to avenge her loss against #2 ranked Carla Esparza (19-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif. Also on the card, top lightweights aim to make a statement as No. 5 contender Michael Chandler (22-7) fighting out of Nashville, Tenn., will be facing #7 Tony Ferguson (26-7) fighting out of Orange County, Calif.
This event will take place Saturday, May 7 at Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz. All bouts will be simulcast on ESPN+ in English and Spanish beginning at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with the ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass prelims. The prelims will continue exclusively on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT followed by the ESPN+ Pay-Per-View main card that will kick off at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.
- Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje
- Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza
- Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
- Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs. Carlos Vergara
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Lupita Godinez
- Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.