UFC 274 Fight Card Live: UFC 274 will be held on Saturday, May 7th at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The main event of the evening will feature Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje meeting in a quasi-lightweight title bout. The early prelims will be on ESPN+ and will start at 5:30 p.m. ET. There are four fights on the early preliminary card and the second one of the night will be a women’s strawweight bout between Ariane Carnelossi and Loopy Godinez.
Carnelossi enters with a 14-2 record and has won her last two fights. She picked up the third-round submission victory over Istela Nunes in October of 2021. Godinez was a workaholic in 2021. She fought three times between October 9th and November 20th, picking up two wins. Most recently, she took down Loma Lookboonmee by unanimous decision on November 20th last year. This is her first fight on a UFC PPV.
How to watch Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez
Date: Saturday, May 7th
Fight time: Early preliminary card starts at 5:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: ESPN and ESPN+ via WatchESPN or the ESPN app
Godinez was a wild child at the end of 2021. She fought on short notice twice and now has had almost six months to prepare for this fight. Godinez battled valiantly on short notice and even was able to pick up a win in her last fight only having a month to prepare. Carnelossi will keep this one close, but we get to see what Godinez can do with a lot of prep.
The main event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 7 and is being held at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The prelim action will start at 1am on Sunday morning for UK fans with the main card kicking off at 3am.
Oliveira vs Gaethje can then be expected at around 6am.
The action will be shown on BT Sport 1 and their coverage will start at 1am.
talkSPORT will also have all the build-up and reaction to the action throughout fight week.
This right here is good matchmaking. Even Cerrone and Lauzon themselves would likely agree that their best days are behind them, as they’ve openly discussed retirement. More important, each man is losing far more often than winning at this stage of the game. Rather than pair one of the veterans with some hungry young prospect and hope to build a new name, UFC has done the duo a solid by matching them up versus members of their own generation. One man wins, one loses, and hopefully both walk away satisfied with their excellent professional careers.