Defending his lightweight championship in a trip to enemy territory, Charles Oliveira takes on Arizonian, former interim titleholder and the #1 ranked contender, Justin Gaethje in a main event bracket.
Oliveira most recently defeated Dustin Poirier to successfully defend the lightweight crown for the first time, while Gaethje managed to defeat to Michael Chandler with a unanimous decision victory at UFC 268 in November at Madison Square Garden.
In the night’s co-headliner, as part of a championship doubleheader, defending strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas looks to avenge a 2014 loss to inaugural division gold holder, challenger, Carla Esparza in a title rematch.
In the pair’s first matchup at The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale, Esparza managed to stop Namajunas with a rear-naked choke triumph to land the strawweight championship.
Namajunas’ most recent victory came in the form of a unanimous decision rematch win over Zhang Weili at UFC 268 to successfully defend her crown.
Earning a title rematch with Namajunas, Torrance veteran, Esparza handed strawweight contender, Yan Xiaonan her first promotional loss with a mounted crucifix knockout loss last year.
UFC 274 Weigh-In Results
UFC 274 Main Card Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Charles Oliveira (c) (155.5lbs) vs. Justin Gaethje (155lbs)
Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) (115lbs) vs. Carla Esparza (115lbs)
Lightweight: Michael Chandler (156lbs) vs. Tony Ferguson (155.5lbs)
Light Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux (205lbs) vs. Shogun Rua (205.5lbs)
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone (155.5lbs) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5lbs)
UFC 274 Preliminary Card Weigh-In Results
Welterweight: Andre Fialho (170.5lbs) vs. Cameron VanCamp (170lbs)
Welterweight: Randy Brown (170.5lbs) vs. Khaos Williams (170lbs)
Featherweight: Macy Chaisson (145.5lbs) vs. Norma Dumont (146.5lbs)
Flyweight: Brandon Royval (125.5lbs) vs. Matt Schnell (125.5lbs)
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov (253.5lbs) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (258.5lbs)
Welterweight: Francisco Trinaldo (170.5lbs) vs. Danny Roberts (170.5lbs)
UFC 274 Early Preliminary Card Weigh-In Results
Flyweight: Tracy Cortez (125.5lbs) vs. Mellissa Gatto (125lbs)
Flyweight: Kleydson Rodrigues (125.5lbs) vs. C.J. Vergara ()
Strawweight: Ariane Carnelossi (115.5lbs) vs. Lupita Godinez (115lbs)
Bantamweight: Journey Newsome (135.5lbs) vs. Fernie Garcia (135.5lbs)
Charles Oliveira has officially been stripped of the UFC lightweight championship after missing weight for his UFC 274 headliner.