UFC 274 features Justin Gaethje making his second run at the UFC lightweight title against Charles Oliveira. Oliveira already successfully defended the title in UFC 269 against Dustin Poirer, putting his winning streak at 10 matches and setting his career UFC record at 20-8. He has since been stripped of the belt after missing weight.
Rose Namajunas is defending her strawweight title against Carla Esparza, after reclaiming her belt against Zhang Weili in April 2021. The two would fight again in November at UFC 268, with Namajunas winning to keep her belt.
The main card is rounded out by Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson, Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preaux, and Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon. Ferguson, Saint Preaux, and Cerrone are the respective favorites.
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In the prelims, Norma Dumont will be trying to continue her ascension up the featherweight standings against Macy Chiasson, and heavyweights Blagoy Ivanov and Marcos Rogerio de Lima will be facing off. The night will take place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Sporting News has you covered with all the information you need, to watch the fight on Saturday, including time, channel and fight card.
What time does UFC 274 start today?
- Date: Saturday, May 7
- Start time: 5:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims: 8 p.m. ET
- Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. ET (approx.)
UFC 274 will take place on Saturday, May 7, with the early prelims kicking off the event at 5:30 p.m. ET. The prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET.
What channel is UFC 274 on?
- TV channels: ESPN+, ESPN Deportes
- Live stream: ESPN+
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The main card for UFC 274 is available in the U.S. and Mexico on the ESPN+ subscription streaming service for a pay-per-view cost. That portion of the event begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Earlier fights are viewable live on ESPN+, the WatchESPN app and, for the early prelims, on UFC Fight Pass.
In Canada, the main card pay-per-view is available on Bell, Rogers, Shaw, SaskTel, Videotron, Telus, Eastlink and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
In the United Kingdom, the main card will be available on BT Sport 2, with the prelims available on UFC Fight Pass.
In Australia, the main card will be on Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo, and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 274 fight card
Main Card (10 p.m. ET)
- Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje for the UFC lightweight title
- Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Carla Esparza 2 for the UFC strawweight title
- Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson; Lightweights
- Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux; Light heavyweights
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon; Lightweights
Prelims (8 p.m. ET)
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams; Welterweights
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont; Featherweights
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell; Flyweights
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima; Heavyweights
Early Prelims (6 p.m. ET)
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts; Welterweights
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto; Flyweights
- Kleydson Rodrigues vs. C.J. Vergara; Flyweights
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez; Strawweights
- Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia; Bantamweights
- Andre Fialho vs. Cameron VanCamp; Welterweights
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