UFC 274: ‘Oliveira vs. Gaethje’ Live Results and Highlights

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The Octagon returns to Phoenix for tonight’s UFC 274 event, a fifteen-bout fight card headlined by Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje.

Oliveira (32-8 MMA) missed weight by half a pound yesterday and was thus forced to relinquish his UFC lightweight title as well as a portion of his fight purse. In addition, ‘Do Bronx’ is no longer eligible to obtain the promotions vacant 155lbs strap this evening. Charles Oliveira will enter the contest on a ten-fight winning streak, his latest being a submission victory over Dustin Poirier.

As for Justin Gaethje (22-3 MMA), ‘The Highlight’ can still capture the UFC’s undisputed lightweight world title with a victory. Gaethje most recently competed in November of 2021, where he earned a thrilling ‘FOTY’ victory over Michael Chandler.

UFC 274 is co-headlined by a women’s strawweight title fight rematch featuring Rose Namajunas taking on Carla Esparza.

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Namajunas (11-4 MMA) and Esparza (18-6 MMA) previously met back in December of 2014, where it was ‘Cookie Monster’ who came out the victor by way of submission.

‘Thug Rose’ will enter the contest sporting a three-fight winning streak, her latest being a decision victory (split) over Weili Zhang to retain her strawweight world title.

Meanwhile, Carla Esparza currently boasts a five-fight winning streak, her most recent being a TKO victory over Yan Xiaonan. The UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion has not tasted defeat since 2018.

Michael Chandler, Tony Ferguson

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If that wasn’t enough, tonight’s UFC 274 event also features a lightweight scrap between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.

Tony Ferguson (25-6 MMA), a former interim lightweight champion, has not competed since suffering a lopsided decision loss to Beneil Dariush at May’s UFC 262 event. That loss served as the third in a row for ‘El Cucuy’, who previously suffered defeats to Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira respectively.

Michael Chandler (22-7 MMA), meanwhile, last competed at November’s UFC 268 event, where he was defeated by Justin Gaethje in a thrilling back and forth war. That setback was of course preceded by a title fight loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 262.

Get all of tonight’s ‘Oliveira vs. Gaethje’ Live Results and Highlights below:

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UFC 274 MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10pm EST)

Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje – Oliveira def. Gaethje via submission (RNC) in Round 1

Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza – Esparza def. Namajunas by split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)

Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson – Chandler def. Ferguson via KO at :17 of Round 2

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Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux – Saint Preux def. Rua by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams – Brown def. Williams by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon – Cancelled

UFC 274 PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN/ESPN+, 8pm EST)

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Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts – (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)

Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont – Chiasson def. Dumont by split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)

Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell – Royval def. Schnell via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:14 of Round 1

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Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima – Ivanov def. De Lima by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

UFC 274 EARLY PRELIMS (ESPN+, 5:30pm EST)

Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp – Fialho def. VanCamp via KO (punch) at 2:35 of Round 1

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Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto – Cortez def. Gatto by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara – Vergara def. Rodrigues by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez – Godinez def. Carnelossi by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)

Fernie Garcia vs. Journey Newson – Newson def. Garcia by unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

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