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UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje preliminary card live results, discussion, play by play
Join us today on Bloody Elbow for live results, discussion, round by round scoring, and play-by-play as UFC 274 goes down at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Watch live: UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje Live
Today’s show will feature two title fights, but obviously with a major wrinkle. Charles Oliveira officially weighed in at 155.5 lbs for his lightweight championship bout against Justin Gaethje, making him the first UFC champion to ever lose their title on the scale. For now, Oliveira is the champion but the moment the fight begins the belt is vacant and only Gaethje can win it. If Oliveira wins, the belt stays unclaimed but he does get to take on the next top contender for the vacant title.
Co-main event action pits Rose Namajunas against Carla Esparza in a strawweight championship rematch. Esparza defeated Namajunas in 2015 to win the inaugural women’s 115 lbs title, but Namajunas has gone on to win the belt twice over.
This post will cover the preliminary card, and we’ve got nine prelims to follow. The featured bout will come at welterweight between Randy Brown and Khaos Williams in what should be an entertaining contest.
Today’s show is a standard PPV. There are a whopping six early preliminary card fights, which should kick off around 5:30 PM ET/2:30 PM PT. Those will air on ESPN+ and Fight Pass. Things will remain on ESPN+ but simulcast on ESPN for four more fights at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT, and then we’ll go over to ESPN+ PPV at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT.
UFC 274 takes place Saturday with two title bouts topping the card, but before the fights get underway, join MMA Junkie’s Farah Hannoun for a preview show right here at 5 p.m. ET.
In the main event, now-former champion Charles Oliveira meets Justin Gaethje after Oliveira missed weight Friday. Only Gaethje is eligible to become champion after the stunning turn of events. And in the co-headliner, strawweight champion Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza run it back in a rematch from December 2014 when Esparza won the inaugural 115-pound title after completing “The Ultimate Fighter 20.”
UFC 274 takes place at Footprint Center in Phoenix. The main card streams on ESPN+ pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.