The light-weight conflict between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje will headline a stacked card at UFC 274 tonight.
Oliveira has been on an excellent run in recent times and retained his crown by submitting Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 final December.
He’ll now face 23 and three contender Gaethje after he beat Michael Chandler in his final bout at UFC 268.
Nonetheless, Oliveira has been stripped of his light-weight world title after lacking weight that means the belt shall be vacant even when he wins the battle – however Gaethje shall be champion if his hand is raised.
The cardboard may also see ladies’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas tackle Carla Esparza.
In the meantime, Chandler will face off in opposition to Tony Ferguson, Mauricio Rua will battle Ovince Saint Preux and Donald Cerrone shall be in motion too.
UFC 274: Date and easy methods to comply with
The principle occasion is scheduled to happen on Saturday, Could 7 and is being held on the Footprint Heart in Phoenix, Arizona.
The prelim motion will begin at 1am on Sunday morning for UK followers with the primary card kicking off at 3am.
Oliveira vs Gaethje can then be anticipated at round 6am.
The motion shall be proven on BT Sport 1 and their protection will begin at 1am.
talkSPORT may also have all of the build-up and response to the motion all through battle week.
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UFC 274: Battle card
Topic to alter
- Major occasion: Charles Oliveira (c) vs Justin Gaethje – for UFC Light-weight Championship
- Rose Namajunas (c) vs Carla Esparza – for UFC Ladies’s Strawweight Championship
- Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson
- Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux
- Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon
- Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp
- Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams
- Macy Chiasson vs Norma Dumont
- Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell
Early preliminary card
- Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Francisco Trinaldo vs Danny Roberts
- Tracy Cortez vs Melissa Gatto
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs CJ Vergara
- Ariane Carnelossi vs Lupita Godinez
- Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia
UFC 274: What has been stated?
Charles Oliveira: “It’s going to be a battle.
“He’s going to stroll ahead and so am I. We’ll see who has energy.
“Individuals say ‘it’s best to take him down’. That’s cool. I do know I’ve to as a result of that’s what I do greatest, however I’m not involved about that.
“I’m not simply coaching to take him down or defend takedowns. I’m coaching MMA. After I say we’re going to conflict, it’s as a result of we’re.
“Brace your self, as a result of the primary spherical shall be a battle.
“I’m going to commerce pictures with that man. Individuals would possibly name me silly, however I’m not being silly. I’m appearing like an MMA fighter.
“He walks ahead and so do I. We’ll see who has the heavier palms. Who can take a shot and get again up.”
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