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UFC 273 is just days behind us, but fans are already looking forward to UFC 274, the promotion’s next pay-per-view event, scheduled for May 7 in Phoenix, Arizona.
UFC 274 features two title fights, appearances from a host of ranked contenders and rising prospects, and perhaps the final goodbyes from two MMA legends. In other words, it’s stacked.
The headlining honors will go to a lightweight title fight between champion Charles Oliveira of Brazil and challenger Justin Gaethje, who has established himself as one of the scariest fighters in the division.
In the co-main event, meanwhile, strawweight queen Rose Namajunas will look to the first loss of her UFC career to former champion Carla Esparza, who has cemented herself as the top contender in a division which abounds in it.
Before the gold is up for grabs, fans will be treated to a lighthearted showdown that looks like guaranteed excitement, as former interim champion Tony Ferguson looks to bounce back from the worst slip-up of his career against the former king. BellatorMichael Chandler.
As if all that wasn’t enough to have fans drooling in anticipation, the card also features appearances from MMA legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, who could easily have their last fight against Ovince. Saint Preux and Joe Lauzon respectively.
Throw in a main card appearance from rising flyweight contender Tracy Cortez, and we have a pretty compelling fight night on our hands.
Keep scrolling for a full preview of the action to come.
UFC 274 fight card
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje
Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza
Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson
Mauricio Rua against Ovince Saint Preux
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams
Danny Roberts vs Francisco Trinaldo
Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto
Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell
Ariane Carnelossi versus Loopy Godinez
Kleydson Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara
Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia
Michael Johnson vs. Alan Patrick