The UFC 274 is set to take double action on May 7, 2022, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona as the second pay-per-view title is a doubleheader in which lightweight champion Charles Oliveira will defend his title against Justin Gaethje. In the co-host event, the strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will be seen defending her title against former champion and No. 2 ranked Carla Esparza in a rematch from December 2014.
Charles Oliveira VS Justin Gaethje preview
Charles Oliveira (32-8) defeated Michael Chandler in the second round of the TKO in May 2021 to capture the empty 155-pound belt. The Do Bronx performed another impressive performance when it presented Dustin Poirier with a bareback in December. The Brazilian now looks set to record his third consecutive victory in his second title defense against Justin Gaethje.
Justin Gaethje (23-3) has a second chance to capture the lightweight crown after falling to former 155-pound kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020. 'The Highlight' got the title shot when it surpassed Michael Chandler in a thrilling, three rounds. Battle in UFC 268 last November.
Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza Preview
Rose Namajunas (11-4) defended her first title since winning the Strawweight title in April 2021 by winning a split decision against former champion Zhang Weili last November.
Carla Esparza (18-6) will enter the bout against the champion after five consecutive victories, her latest win coming from the second-round TKO on yan Xiaonan. The 'Cookie Monster' will take a 2-0 lead against Namajunas when the two clash in UFC 274 this week. He has been the current titleholder since December 2014.
Aside from the pair of title fights, more veterans fill out this loaded PPV card. Lightweight contenders Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson are set to throw down in a bout that promises action. Veterans Ovince Saint Preux and former champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua scrap it out in the light heavyweight division. And legendary veterans Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Lauzon open up the festivities with a welterweight contest.
Below is the complete fight card for UFC 274 and more details
UFC 274 info
Date: May 7
Location: Footprint Center -- Phoenix, Arizona
Start time: 10 p.m. ET (Main card)
How to watch: ESPN+ PPV
UFC 274 fight card
Charles Oliveira (c) -170 vs. Justin Gaethje +145, lightweight title
Rose Namajunas -220 vs. Carla Esparza +180, women's strawweight title
Michael Chandler -380 vs. Tony Ferguson +300, lightweight
Ovince Saint Preux -230 vs. Mauricio Rua +190, light heavyweight
Donald Cerrone -175 vs. Joe Lauzon +150, lightweight
Khaos Williams -120 vs. Randy Brown +100, welterweight
Norma Dumont -220 vs. Macy Chiasson +180, women's featherweight
Blagoy Ivanov -155 vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima +130, heavyweight
Brandon Royval -260 vs. Matt Schnell +210, flyweight
Francisco Trinaldo -120 vs. Danny Roberts +100, welterweight
Tracy Cortez -150 vs. Melissa Gatto +125, women's flyweight
Kleidison Rodrigues -340 vs. CJ Vergara +270, flyweight
Loopy Godinez -170 vs. Ariane Carnelossi +145, women's strawweight
Fernie Garcia -150 vs. Journey Newson +125, bantamweight
Andre Fiahlo -420 vs. Cameron Vancamp +330, welterweight
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