Pros react after Charles Oliveira stops Justin Gaethje at UFC 274

Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, UFC 274

Tonight’s UFC 274 event was headlined by a special stipulations lightweight title fight featuring Charles Oliveira taking on Justin Gaethje.

Oliveira (33-8 MMA) had missed weight by half a pound yesterday afternoon and was thus forced to relinquish his UFC lightweight title as well as a portion of his fight purse. In addition, ‘Do Bronx’ was no longer eligible to obtain the promotions vacant 155lbs strap this evening. Charles Oliveira had entered the contest on a ten-fight winning streak, his latest being a submission victory over Dustin Poirier.

As for Justin Gaethje (22-4 MMA), ‘The Highlight’ was still allowed to capture the UFC’s undisputed lightweight world title with a victory this evening. Gaethje had most recently competed back in November of 2021, where he earned a thrilling ‘FOTY’ victory over Michael Chandler.

Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje

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Tonight’s UFC 274 main event proved to be a thrilling contest as many expected. Justin Gaethje was able to drop Charles Oliveira on multiple occasions but the former champion was able to respond with a late knockdown of his own. From there, the submission specialist would promptly lock-up a rear-naked choke that forced ‘The Highlight’ to tapout. It was another incredible performance from the top ranked lightweight on planet earth.

Official UFC 274 Result: Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje via first round submission (RNC)

Check out how the pros reacted to ‘Oliveira vs. Gaethje’ below:

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Post-fight reactions to Charles Oliveira defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 274:

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Who would you like to see Charles Oliveira fight next following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje this evening in Phoenix?

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