Taking main event honors in the organization’s return to a pay-per-view schedule, an undisputed lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira, and the #1 ranked contender, former interim champion, Justin Gaethje.
Entering fight week as the undisputed lightweight champion, Sao Paulo native, Oliveira unfortunately missed championship weight for his title defense against Gaethje, coming in beyond the limit at 155.5lbs, and upon the beginning of tonight’s main event, he will be stripped of the undisputed lightweight championship.
As a result, the bout will proceed, however, with only challenger, Gaethje, eligible to win lightweight gold. Should Oliveira defeat Gaethje, the lightweight championship will remain vacant.
In the night’s co-headliner, an undisputed strawweight championship rematch will take place as defending gold holder, Rose Namajunas meets inaugural division best, Carla Esparza.
Namajunas first met with Esparza in the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale in December 2014, where Esparza submitted Namajunas with a rear-naked choke to become the first strawweight champion in UFC history.
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje – Results
UFC 274 Main Card Results: (ESPN+/PPV 10 p.m. ET)
Lightweight: Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje * via first round (3:22) submission (rear-naked choke)
Strawweight: Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas (c) via split decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
Lightweight: Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson via second round (0:17) KO (front kick)
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint-Preux def Mauricio Rua via split decision (28-29, 28-29, 30-27)
Welterweight: Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
UFC 274 Preliminary Card Results (ESPN/ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)
Catchweight (145.6lbs): Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Flyweight: Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell via first round (2:14) submission (guillotine)
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 274 Early Preliminary Card Results: (ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass 5:30 p.m. ET)
Welterweight: Andre Fialho def. Cameron VanCamp via first round (2:35) KO (punch)
Flyweight: Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: C.J. Vergara def. Kleydson Rodrigues via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Strawweight: Lupita Godinez def Ariane Carnolossi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Bantamweight: Journey Newson def. Fernie Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27 29-28)
* Only Justin Gaethje is eligible to win the undisputed UFC lightweight championship after Charles Oliveira missed weight for the headlining bout.