UFC 274 took place in Phoenix on Saturday night. The Du Bronx still proved beyond a doubt that it was the best in the division. Oliveira abruptly ended an action-packed opening series in the previous round to tap out Justin Gaethje in the UFC 274 main event at the Footprint Center in Phoenix on Saturday night. The victory marked Oliveira's 11th consecutive victory, adding another record to his record.
In addition to the much-anticipated main event, UFC 274 had a lot to offer as there is another title fight between women's strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and longtime contender Carla Esparza as well as Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson, Mauricio "Shogun" vs. Owens. St. Prairie and Cowboy Seron vs. Joe Luzon.
During this light-hearted title campaign, it seemed like no good news for Oliveira. Because Gaethje looked very excited and dangerous in the first round, especially when he knocked down Oliveira on two occasions: first with the upper right cut and then with the left hook. "The High Light" took care not to engage with Oliveira on the ground and welcomed his on its feet. Gaethje's desire to commit ground and pound led to his final death. Oliveira found his destination and responded with constant pressure. Combination boxing, knee, flying knee and a jumping front kick. "Du Bronx" found the right hand side of the house where Gaethje was sitting. Oliveira immediately swung his net to the ground, sinking into the rear bare knee before moving from the rear bare square to the triangle armbar from the rear bar, forcing Gaethje to tap.
After marking the victory, Oliveira shortened the octagon and kissed Dana White on the forehead when the president declared his the No. 1 contender for the lightweight title, reminding his that it was only because the Brazilian Did not weigh on Friday. Nevertheless, Oliveira proved that the distance between him and the other lightweight was increasing.
"It's a message for the whole division - I'm a problem for the whole division," Oliveira said through a translator at Octagon after her victory.
Gaethje was fighting for a vacant title, but Oliveira proved that he was the real leader of the division by depriving Gaethje of his second title. Oliveira will fight for the title in his next match and he also called Connor McGregor's choice in his post-match interview inside Octagon.
"Hey Connor McGregor, are you coming up or are you going to run away?"
Here you can see all the results and highlights from the UFC 274 below.
UFC 274 card and results
Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas (c) via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson second-round knockout (front kick)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Mauricio Rua via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Francisco Trinaldo def. Danny Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)
Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell via first-round submission (guillotine choke)
Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogerio De Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Andre Fiahlo def. Cameron Vancamp via first-round TKO (punches)
Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
CJ Vergara def. Kleidison Rodrigues via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Loopy Godinez def. Ariane Carnelossi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Journey Newson def. Fernie Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)