Charles Oliveira is ready to defend his first title. When he will be seen defending his belt on May 7 at UFC 274 against Justin Gaethje.
On Saturday's UFC 272 broadcast, an updated lineup for UFC 274 was announced at Phoenix's Footprint Center and Oliveira will be headlining defending her lightweight title against Justin Gaethje. The rest of the card includes several notable UFC veterans, including former lightweight heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, longtime lightweight heavyweight contender Ovince Saint Preux, and one-time UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerron. Are
Shogun met Saint Preux again in November 2014. In their first encounter, OSP defeated Shogun by a first-round knockout.
Cerrone joins Lauzon in a light meeting between two of the UFC's longest-serving fighters. Between the two, Cerrone and Lauzon have a combined 64 UFC shows.
Another pair of welterweight bouts has been added to the UFC 274 lineup, as Randy Brown will face kalinn Williams, while Danny Roberts will horn lock with Francisco Trinaldo.
Brown has won four of his last five Octagons, including a unanimous decision against Jared Gooden in his latest outing at UFC Fight Night 194 on October 9.
Williams, meanwhile, is 4-1 to start his promotional term. Most recently, "Khaos" defeated Miguel Baeza in a third round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 197 last November.
Roberts of England is winning back-to-back victories in the UFC competition. After a second-round knockout victory over Zelim Imadev in UFC Fight Night 163, "Hot Chocolate" returned to action last October, where it surpassed Ramazan Emeev in UFC Fight Night 195.
Trinaldo, 43, has won four of his last five UFC titles. In their last outing, Massaranduba defeated Dwight Grant in a split decision in UFC Fight Night 196.
Check out the updated UFC 274 lineup below
Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux
Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Blagoy Ivanov
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
Brandon Royval (8) vs. Matt Schnell
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts