UFC 274 marks the promotion’s second consecutive pay-per-view doubleheader featuring lightweight champion Charles Oliveira against Justin Gaethje and women’s strawweight queen Rose Namajunas against Carla Esparza.
Oliveira and Gaethje are adrenaline junkies in combat sports. They have completed a total of 88% of their 26 UFC fights. Oliveira is the record holder for most finishes and submissions in the promotion. Gaethje is half of the CBS Sports Fight of the Year in 2017 and 2021. Oliveira (32-7, 1 NC) and Gaethje (23-3) are expected to leave it all in the Octagon while competing for UFC gold in one of MMA’s premier divisions. Oliveira’s sublime jiu-jitsu game and sharp Muay Thai skills clash with Gaethje’s overwhelming kickboxing and defensive wrestling pedigree.
A story-rich rematch between Namajunas and Esparza occupies the co-main event. Esparza defeated Namajunas in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 20 tournament in what was Namajunas’ fourth professional fight. Esparza etched her name in history as the first UFC women’s strawweight champion with the win. Esparza was the victim of a severe beating by Joanna Jedrzejczyk who removed her from the title picture for six years. While Namajunas (11-4) has climbed the strawweight mountain twice – becoming a fan favorite in the process – Esparza (18-6) has painstakingly laid every brick of his comeback story over 11 fights and between into the rematch with a solid base under his.
Below is the full fight card for UFC 274 along with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook.
UFC 274 fight card, odds
- Charles Oliveira (c) -160 vs Justin Gaethje +135, lightweight title
- Rose Namajunas -165 vs. Carla Esparza +140, women’s strawweight title
- Michael Chandler -400 vs. Tony Ferguson +310, lightweight
- Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux, light heavyweight
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, Lightweight
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams, Welterweight
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont, women’s featherweight
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell, Flyweight
- Heavyweight Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts, welterweight
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweight
- Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara, flyweight
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez, Women’s Strawweight
- Journey Newson vs. Bantamweight Fernie Garcia
UFC 274 Information
- Date: May 7
- Location: Footprint Center — Phoenix, Arizona
- Start time: 10 p.m. ET (main card)
- How to watch: ESPN+PPV