JUSTIN GAETHJE is aiming for the illusionary lightweight title against Charles Oliveira at UFC 274 this weekend.
The American last fought for the belt against undefeated star Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2020.
Oliveira has had a great run in recent years, beating Michael Chandler to win the title before defending it against Dustin Poirier.
Gaethje is the next best contender and will do anything to win easy gold in Phoenix, Arizona.
Elsewhere on the map, Tony Ferguson takes on Chandler in a brilliant crossroads match.
And Rose Namajunas defends her straw weight belt against Carla Esparza.
When is UFC 274 – Oliveira vs Gaethje?
- Justin Gaethje’s big duel with Charles Oliviera takes place on Saturday May 7th.
- The fight takes place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
- Around 17,000 fans will be present at the duel.
- The preliminary rounds are scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. ET before the main card begins at 10:00 p.m. ET.
What channel is this and can it be streamed live?
- UFC 274 – Oliveira vs Gaethje will be shown live on ESPN in the US.
- All the action from heats and the main map will be streamed on ESPN+.
- Existing ESPN+ subscribers can pre-order the fight card for $75.
- New subscribers can purchase a bundle of a UFC PPV event and an annual recurring ESPN Plus subscription for $100.
- In the UK, the fight will take place on BT Sport 1.
UFC 274 FULL MAP
- Charles Oliveira (c) vs. Justin Gaethje – for the UFC Lightweight Championship
- Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Carla Esparza – for the UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship
- Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
- Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
- Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
- Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell
Early provisional map
- Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara
- Ariane Carnelossi versus Lupita Godinez
- Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia
what they said
Gaethje has said: “Charles is certainly no more dangerous than Khabib. His ability to take damage isn’t the same, proven by the times we’ve seen him fight.
“All of my criticism of Charles comes from a kid that we’ve talked about, that we’ve all watched grow, and now we’re talking about a man of confidence.
“It’s a different person, but ultimately it’s still the same Charles.
“The same Charles that fought Cub Swanson. The same Charles who fought Donald Cerrone.
“The same Charles that fought [Anthony] Pettis. Decisions were made by him and the decision to quit was made and I will give him that choice on Saturday night, I guarantee it.”
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