The UFC is preparing for its latest PPV offering. UFC 274 Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira takes place on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona, with a pair of title fights on the main card and some legendary veterans on the undercard.
However, things drastically changed at the weigh-ins on Friday. Charles Oliveira failed to make weight and lost his title. As a result, he will face Justin Gaethje in the main event without the chance to win it back. However, Gaethje can still win the crown if he wins.
Oliveria has transformed his career into arguably the greatest lightweight champion in UFC history.
If Gaethje wins, it would be the longest title reign in recent years for the division, surpassing Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired in 2020 after beating Gaethje.
Oliviera has won 10 straight matches to reach this point. After losing to Nurmagomedov, Gaethje earned a second shot at the title by defeating Michael Chandler.
Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza will meet in the co-main event to rematch a 2014 fight.
Esparza won the inaugural strawweight championship against Namajunas at The Ultimate Fighter season 20 finale. After losing to Joanna Jedrzejczyk, she has been working her way back to the title level ever since. Namajunas overcame the obstacles to win the title in 2017 by beating Jedrzejczyk.
This loaded PPV card includes more veteran fights besides the two title fights. Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson will square off in a bout that promises action.
Ovince Saint Preux and former champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua square off in the light heavyweight division. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Lauzon begin the festivities in a welterweight contest.
Below is the full fight card for UFC 274, along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook.
UFC 274 Fight Card and Odds:
- 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
UFC 274 info
- Date: May 7
- Location: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+ PPV