It was a big night for UFC 274 and the results are in! The Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ housed a great night of action. The night was headlined by Lightweight champion Charles Oliviera vs #1 contender Justin Gaethje. Oliviera missed weight, by just half a pound, and forfeited his title before he even got into the octagon. If Gaethje won, he would be the new UFC Lightweight champion. If Oliviera won, he would have to fight for the vacated title against the #1 contender at that time.
Donald Cerrone (36-16-0, 2NC) vs Joe Lauzon (28-16-0) – Cancelled
Word came down that Donald Cerrone was out due to a non-Covid related illness, which bumped Welterweight bout Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams over to the main card. That fight went the distance, but the competition was worthy to be on a main card and an incredible come back victory.
Michael Chandler #5 (22-7-0) vs Tony Ferguson #7 (26-7-0) Results
MIchael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson ended in an amazing 2nd round front kick KO victory that should secure performance of the night. Chandler went on to call out the division champ, but said he would settle for Connor McGreggor at 170lbs if the UFC declined his request.
Rose Namajunas #c (12-4-0) vs Carla Esparza #2 (19-6-0) – Results
Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza for the Women’s Strawweight title was a highly anticipated co-main event. Both of these women have been featured in our Top 10 UFC Female fighter post earlier this year. Carla Esparza looked to capture the title for a second time. Rose looked to continue division domination in preparation for the possibility of a Jessica Andrade rubber band match. The fight ended up being a 5 round light sparring match that left everyone scratching their heads. For the entire five rounds, the total strikes for both women combined was just 68, and 3 total takedowns.
Charles Oliveira #c (32-8-0) vs Justin Gaethje #1 (24-3-0) – Results
Main event Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje was more than enough to make up for the prior match. Oliveira finished Gaethje before the end of the first round, but the back and forth in the short time was could have been either fighters night. A rear naked choke put the champ back in position to regain his belt after missing weight. After his match he called out the big ticket draw, Connor McGreggor.
Daniel Cormier UFC 2022 Hall of Fame
A touching surprise for fight fans, and Daniel Cormier, as it was announced that he would be inducted into the 2022 UFC hall of fame. A great addition to an excellent night of entertainment. Check all the results and the UFC Post Fight Press Conference below.
Early Prelims (Aired at 4:30 PM CDT on UFC Fight Pass)
Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia – Bantamweight bout – Winner by unanimous decision.
Ariane Carnelossi vs Loopy Godinez – Women’s Strawweight bout – Winner by unanimous decision.
Kleidison Rodrigues vs CJ Vergara – Flyweight bout – Winner by split decision
Tracy Cortez (9-1-0) vs Melissa Gatto (8-0-2) – Women’s Flyweight bout – Winner by unanimous decision
Andre Fialho (15-4-0) vs Cameron Vancamp (0-0-0) – Welterweight bout – 1st round KO
Prelims (Aired at 7:00 PM CDT on ESPN/ESPN+)
Blagoy Ivanov #15 (18-4-0) vs Marcos Rogerio De Lima (19-8-1) – Heavyweight bout – Winner unanimous decision
Brandon Royval #6 (13-6-0) vs Matt Schnell #9 (15-5-0) – Flyweight bout – Winner by R1 Submission – guillotine
Macy Chiasson #11 (8-2-0) vs Norma Dumont #15 (7-1-0) – Women’s Featherweight bout – Winner by split decision
Francisco Trinaldo (27-8-0) vs Danny Roberts (18-5-0) – Welterweight bout – Winner by unanimous decision
Main Card (Aired at 9:00 PM CDT on PPV)
Randy Brown (14-4-0) vs Khaos Williams (13-2-0) – Welterweight bout – Winner by split decision.
Mauricio Rua (27-12-1) vs Ovince Saint Preux (25-16-0)- Light Heavyweight bout – Winner by split decision.
Michael Chandler #5 (22-7-0) vs Tony Ferguson #7 (26-7-0) – Lightweight bout – Winner by R2 KO
Rose Namajunas #c (12-4-0) vs Carla Esparza #2 (19-6-0) – Women’s Strawweight title bout – Winner by split decision and new Strawweight champion
Charles Oliveira #c (32-8-0) vs Justin Gaethje #1 (24-3-0) – Lightweight title bout – Winner by R1 Submission – rear naked choke