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.
Two fighters missed weight and were given one hour to continue their weight cut. Dumont, weighing in behind a barrier, was 0.5 pounds over the featherweight limit. Oliveira initially weighed in at 156, then again behind a barrier at 155.5, 0.5 pounds over the lightweight championship limit.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET):
- Charles Oliveira (155.5) vs. Justin Gaethje (155)* – has an hour to cut the half pound
- Rose Namajunas (115) vs. Carla Esparza (115)
- Michael Chandler (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (155.5)
- Mauricio Rua (205.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205)
- Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD #2 (ESPN/ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET):
- Andre Fialho (170.5) vs. Cameron VanCamp (170)
- Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Khaos Williams (170)
- Macy Chiasson (145.5) vs. Norma Dumont (146.5)* – has an hour to cut the half pound
- Brandon Royval (125.5) vs. Matt Schnell (125.5)
- Blagoy Ivanov (253.5) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (258.5)
PRELIMINARY CARD #1 (ESPN+, 5:30 p.m. ET):
- Danny Roberts (170.5) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (170.5)
- Tracy Cortez (125.5) vs. Melissa Gatto (125)
- Kleydson Rodrigues (125.5) vs. CJ Vergara (126)
- Ariane Carnelossi (115.5) vs. Loopy Godinez (115)
- Fernie Garcia (135.5) vs. Journey Newson (135.5)
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