UFC 274 Live

UFC 274 Live: Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje takes place on May 7. The early prelims kick off the event at 6 p.m. ET. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. Oliveira and Gaethje should make their way to the octagon around midnight ET, depending on the length of the undercard bouts.

When is UFC 274: Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje?

Date: Saturday, May 7
Start time: 6 p.m. ET
Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)

With two championship fights and an important bout at lightweight taking place at UFC 274, a lot is on the line. Will there be any last-minute drama before fight night on May 7?

Charles Oliveira defends the UFC lightweight title against Justin Gaethje, while Rose Namajunas defends the UFC strawweight title against Carla Esparza. Right before that, Tony Ferguson faces Michael Chandler. UFC 274 takes place inside the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

Oliveira is 20-8 with one no-contest in the UFC and is on a 10-fight win streak. Oliveira beat Michael Chandler at UFC 262 to win the UFC lightweight title. At UFC 269 in December, he beat Dustin Poirier via submission to defend the belt.

Gaethje is coming off a violent affair against Chandler at UFC 268 in November. Gaethje won the fight via unanimous decision.

Namajunas shocked the world by beating Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 217 to become UFC strawweight champion. She lost the title against Jessica Andrade, beat Andrade in a rematch, and reclaimed the belt against Zhang Weili in April 2021. In a rematch in November, Namajunas beat Zhang to retain the title.

Esparza made her pro debut in 2010. A former Invicta FC strawweight champion, she would beat Namajunas in 2014 to become the first UFC strawweight champion. Losing the title to Joanna in 2015, Esparza has gone 8-3 since then and is now on a five-fight win streak. Her last bout was a TKO win in May 2021 against Yan Xiaonan.

The Sporting News will be providing weigh-in results for UFC 274. Follow along as each fighter on the card attempts to make weight.

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