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Two titles will be on the line when UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje is live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix this Saturday, May 7, exclusively on ESPN+ PPV (English and Spanish) at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Earlier, the Prelims will be on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT and the Early Prelims on ESPN+ at 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT. Live coverage includes two editions of UFC Live Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Oliveira vs. Gaethje – on ESPNEWS on Friday, May 6, at 4 p.m. ET and on ABC and ESPN3 on Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. The show will provide fans with exclusive insights and views heading into the action.
In the main event, UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira (32-8) looks to win his 11th fight in a row when he defends the title against No. 1 Justin Gaethje (23-3). Oliveira won the championship belt by beating Michael Chandler at UFC 262 for the vacant Lightweight title and has defended it once. Gaethje, a former interim champ, has won five of his last six outings. His last fight was the first of his UFC tenure that went to the judges.
The co-main is a rematch seven years in the making. Strawweight title holder Rose Namajunas (12-4) seeks to avenge her loss in December 2014 in The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale to No. 2 Carla Esparza (19-6). Namajunas – the only two-time women’s champion in UFC history – recaptured the belt by defeating Zhang Weili at UFC 261 and has defended it once. Esparza is riding a five-bout winning streak.
The PPV portion of the card also features UFC icon No. 7 Tony Ferguson (26-6) who hopes to snap a three-fight losing streak when he squares off in a Lightweight matchup against No. 5 Michael Chandler (22-7) in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year.
Jon Anik will call the action, alongside former two-division title holder Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan. Megan Olivi will handle reporting duties. All coverage in Spanish will be handled by Troy Santiago, Alexa Grasso and Brandon Moreno.
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- From a title fight at UFC 274 straight to her wedding: Carla Esparza has big plans.
- Ranking the fights at UFC 274 and beyond … and cautioning about a couple of them.
- UFC 274 expert picks and best bets
- “It’s like fighting a zombie”: Inside the minds of those who have faced Justin Gaethje.
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Programming (All times ET)
|Fri., 5/6||4 p.m.||UFC Live Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Oliveira vs. Gaethje||ESPNEWS|
|7 p.m.||UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje Ceremonial Weigh-In||ESPN App @ESPNMMA YouTube|
|8 p.m.||UFC 274 Pre-Show Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Oliveira vs. Gaethje||ESPN+|
|Sat., 5/7||2 p.m.||UFC Live Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook Pre-Show: Oliveira vs. Gaethje||ABC ESPN3|
|5:30 p.m.||UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje (Early Prelims)||ESPN+|
|8 p.m.||UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje Presented by Modelo (Prelims)||ESPN ESPN Deportes ESPN+|
|10 p.m.||UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje (Main Card)||ESPN+ PPV|
|Sun., 5/8||1 a.m. – *||UFC 274 Post Show Presented by DraftKings Sportsbook: Oliveira vs. Gaethje||ESPN+|
Main Card and Prelims (All times ET)
|10 p.m.||Main||Charles Oliveira (C) vs. Justin Gaethje|
|Co-Main||Rose Namajunas (C) vs. Carla Esparza|
|Undercard||Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson|
|Undercard||Shogun Rua vs. Ovince Saint-Preux|
|Undercard||Cowboy Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon|
|8 p.m.||Feature||Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams|
|Undercard||Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts|
|Undercard||Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont|
|Undercard||Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell|
|5:30 p.m.||Feature||Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima|
|Undercard||Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp|
|Undercard||Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto|
|Undercard||Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara|
|Undercard||Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez|
|Undercard||Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia|
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