UFC 274 takes place in Phoenix, Arizona this night, with two title fights topping a card that additionally incorporates a highly-anticipated conflict between fan favourites. Nevertheless, a type of title fights comes with an surprising twist.
In the primary occasion, Charles Oliveira was set to defend the light-weight belt towards former interim champion Justin Gaethje, however the Brazilian missed weight by half-a-pound on Friday and was stripped of the title. Oliveira is now additionally ineligible to win again the belt tonight, although Gaethje can nonetheless declare the gold. Within the co-main occasion, Rose Namajunas is out for revenge towards Carla Esparza. Namajunas is in her second reign as strawweight champion, whereas Esparza – who submitted her fellow American of their first assembly – was the division’s first ever title holder and is out to emulate Namajunas by profitable the belt for a second time.
These fights comply with a match-up that pits Chandler towards Tony Ferguson as each lightweights look to get again within the win column. Chandler has misplaced his final two bouts, whereas former interim champion Ferguson is on a three-fight shedding streak. A win for both American might propel them again into the title image, nevertheless, given every man’s identify worth.
Comply with stay updates from the UFC 274 essential card and prelims, under.
Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas through break up choice (47-48, 49-46, 48-47).
And new! Numerous boos. I feel there would have been boos if Namajunas had gained, too.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:36
Namajunas vs Esparza – Spherical 5
Extra boos. This is among the worst title fights in UFC historical past.
Namajunas will get a late double-leg takedown.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:32
Namajunas vs Esparza – Spherical 4
One other takedown by Esparza, who briefly takes the again!
However Namajunas slips out from beneath the challenger, and so they return to buying and selling on the ft – or relatively, not buying and selling on the ft.
Esparza with one other takedown – this time with a German suplex virtually. Once more, Namajunas recovers shortly.
This has been probably the most eventful spherical to date. That’s not saying a lot, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly a spherical to Esparza.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:27
Namajunas vs Esparza – Spherical 3
Esparza once more will get a takedown, however once more Namajunas jumps proper again to her ft.
Extra inactivity, extra boos.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:20
Namajunas vs Esparza – Spherical 2
Esparza geese beneath a jab and secures a single-leg takedown, however Namajunas is true again on her ft.
Namajunas retains backing up, seemingly cautious of Esparza’s wrestling talents…
The group is booing once more.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:14
Namajunas vs Esparza – Spherical 1
An uneventful begin. Each girls are at a distance. Esparza tries a Superwoman punch from vary.
Nonetheless little or no being thrown from both fighter.
Boos from the group because of the distinct lack of exercise by 5 minutes.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:08
Boos for Esparza, cheers for Namajunas…
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 05:01
Namajunas is on her option to the ring and retains saying to herself: “I’m the very best.”
It’s develop into a little bit of a catchphrase.
Esparza awaits within the ring.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 04:58
Esparza is getting married subsequent week; this will likely be a month filled with celebrations if she wins tonight!
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 04:56
Ferguson is reportedly en path to a neighborhood hospital.
Alex Pattle8 Could 2022 04:54