Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje of the UFC are set to battle this weekend, but only one of them will be fighting for the lightweight championship.
The main card event of UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje will broadcast live on ESPN+ PPV on Saturday, May 7 at 10 p.m. ET from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje
When Oliveira fights Gaethje, the No. 1 rated fighter in the world, he might win his 11th straight fight. According to USA Today Sports, Oliveira missed weight after two tries on Friday. Oliveira was forced to relinquish the championship after weighing in at 155.5 pounds (0.5 pounds under the limit). If Gaethje wins, he will be the next champion; if he loses, the title will be vacant.
The preliminary bout will show at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, and ESPN+, with the Early Prelims starting at 5:30 p.m. ET.
Rose Namajunas will face Carla Esparza in the co-main event. The fight has been seven years in the making, with Namajunas looking to revenge her 2014 defeat to Esparza, who is the only two-time women’s UFC champion.
A lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Michael Chandler headlines the PPV section. When Ferguson fights Chandler, he aims to snap a three-fight losing run. UFC 274 costs $74.99 (plus $6.99 if you’re not currently an ESPN+ subscriber), or you can pay an extra $13.99 per month for the Disney+ package to watch the fight on ESPN+.
From the preliminary bouts to the big event, ESPN+ has you covered. UFC 274 will be broadcast live on ESPNEWS on Friday at 4 p.m. ET and on ABC and ESPN3 on Saturday (May 7) at 2 p.m. ET in two editions of UFC Live Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Oliveira vs. Gaethje. Leading up to the action-packed duel, the program will provide rare insights and perspectives.
Along with Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan, Jon Anik will announce the action at UFC 274. Megan Olivi will be in charge of reporting, with Troy Santiago, Alexa Grasso, and Brandon Moreno providing Spanish coverage.
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