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Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje staredown video from UFC 274 weigh ins

All the boxes have been checked off ahead of UFC 274 set to unfold tomorrow evening (Sat., May 7, 2022) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The early weigh ins have concluded and the final staredowns are officially in the books.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE-DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to “The Fight Mecca,” Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Sat., Nov. 12, 2022, featuring two highly-anticipated championship showdowns. In UFC 281’s pay-per-view (PPV) main event, Middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya, will look to settle the score with former kickboxing foe and No. 5-seeded contender, Alex Pereira. In the ESPN+-streamed PPV co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Carla Esparza, intends to defend her newly-won title for the first time against former champion and No. 2-ranked contender, Zhang Weili.

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Leading the way for UFC 274 will be a main event clash between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. Oliveira was expected to defend his UFC lightweight title, but he was stripped of the belt after failing to make weight early Friday. As a result, Gaethje will be the only one eligible to win the title. It’s a sad turn of events, but Oliveira and Gaethje are two of the best finishers in the sport today and should still produce absolute chaos when they meet inside of the Octagon.

Check out their final staredown below:

In addition, Rose Namajunas will defend her UFC women’s strawweight title in a rematch with former champion Carla Esparza. The two met eight years ago at the Ultimate Fighter finale and “Cookie Monster” ended up winning via third-round submission. This time around Namajunas holds the belt and will look to defend it for a second-straight time.

Their official face-off can be seen below:

Also gracing the UFC 274 PPV main card will be a lightweight battle between fan favorites Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson. Both fighters are in desperate need of a win and have all of the ingredients to turn in a Fight of the Year candidate.

Check out the lightweight staredown below:

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 274 fight card on fight night, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 6 p.m. ET, followed by the remaining undercard balance on ESPN/ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

For more news and notes on UFC 274 be sure to visit our comprehensive event archive right here. For the updated, revised, and finalized “Oliveira vs. Gaethje” fight card and ESPN+ PPV lineup click here.

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