Two title fights will top the UFC 274 card later tonight (Sat., May 7, 2022) live on ESPN+ PPV from inside Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Charles Oliveira, who is no longer UFC lightweight champion after missing weight on Friday, will meet Justin Gaethje in a 155-pound main event (only “Highlight” is eligible to win the belt). In co-main event action, Rose Namajunas will put her UFC women’s strawweight title on the line in a rematch against former champion Carla Esparza.
But before the two anticipated title fights get underway later tonight at UFC 274 a collection of exciting matchups will play out live in front of a sold-out Phoenix crowd. This includes a lightweight dream matchup between Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson, a lightweight clash featuring veterans Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon, and an exciting welterweight bout pitting Randy Brown against knockout artist Khaos Williams.
We will compile the best of the best below — with all video footage courtesy of UFC and ESPN — and will continue to share the action as it rolls in. Enjoy!
Journey Newson def. Fernie Garcia via Unanimous Decision
Lupita Godinez def. Ariane Carnelossi via Unanimous Decision
C.J. Vergara def. Kleydson Rodrigues via Split Decision
Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto via Unanimous Decision
Andre Fialho def. Cameron VanCamp first-round knockout (punch)
Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via Unanimous Decision
Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell via first-round submission (guillotine choke)
Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont via Split Decision
Francisco Trinaldo def. Danny Roberts via Unanimous Decision
Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via Split Decision
Ovince Saint Preux def. Mauricio Rua via Split Decision
Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson via second-round knockout (front kick)
Michael Chandler just sent Tony Ferguson to the SHADOW REALM pic.twitter.com/8r3b9JMPqC— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) May 8, 2022
Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas via Split Decision
Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje via first-round submission (rear-naked choke)
MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 274 fight card right HERE, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches at 5:30 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.