UFC 274 takes place in Phoenix, Arizona this night, with two title fights topping a card that additionally includes a highly-anticipated conflict between fan favourites. Nevertheless, a type of title fights comes with an sudden twist.
In the principle 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 successful the belt for a second time.
These fights observe 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 may propel them again into the title image, nevertheless, given every man’s title worth.
Comply with reside updates from the UFC 274 predominant card and prelims, under.
Table of Contents
UFC 274Oliveira vs Gaethje (light-weight title; solely Gaethje can win belt)Namajunas (C) vs Esparza (ladies’s strawweight title)Chandler vs Ferguson (light-weight)‘Shogun’ Rua vs Saint Preux (mild heavyweight)Brown vs Williams (welterweight)Cerrone ailing; light-weight bout with Lauzon cancelled
Trinaldo vs Roberts – Spherical 3
The welterweights are brawling now. Roberts misses with a wild overhand left and is clipped with a left hook.
Once more Roberts is harm! However once more Trinaldo chooses to grapple! The pair separate, and Trinaldo lands two punishing jabs in a row.
Once more the boys brawl, each touchdown good punches!
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:58
Trinaldo vs Roberts – Spherical 2
A proper hand hurts Roberts badly! His head is wobbling and he’s making an attempt to get to the fence!
An odd however worrying response there from the Briton, who’s been surprised once more now by a left hand!
Brutal physique shot from Trinaldo, and Roberts freezes towards the cage wall! Trinaldo then lands an uppercut to the pinnacle and locks in a guillotine!
He loses the place however is in aspect management now because the struggle hits the mat.
There was a missed alternative in between these first two moments during which Trinaldo harm Roberts; the Brazilian opted to grapple briefly, and it allowed Roberts to recuperate – at the very least for some time…
Roberts is finally capable of stand and cracks Trinaldo with a proper hook then left hook! The group erupts! What a struggle…
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:52
Trinaldo vs Roberts – Spherical 1
Good inside leg kick from Roberts as Trinaldo presses ahead.
Roberts slips whereas trying a head kick, then stands and rolls below a giant hook try from Trinaldo! Nice reactions from the Briton.
Trinaldo initiates a clinch and lands a tidy uppercut. The welterweights separate, and the Brazilian connects with a proper straight.
One other onerous inside leg kick by Roberts! You can hear the smack on that one. Entrance kick now from Roberts.
Trinaldo seems to catch Roberts on the top of a few punches, however the Briton laughs them off.
A left hook lands for Trinaldo! It seems like there’s a struggle within the crowd now… One-two from Trinaldo.
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:46
Trinaldo, the second oldest UFC roster member at 43, has received 4 of his final 5 fights!
Thirty-four-year-old Roberts, in the meantime, enters this bout on the again of two straight wins.
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:40
Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo takes on Britain’s Danny Roberts at welterweight.
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:38
Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont through break up determination (30-27, 28-29, 30-27).
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:26
Chiasson will get it carried out through break up determination! Boos for the American within the Footprint Middle!
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:25
Chiasson vs Dumont – Spherical 3
Good left hook and proper overhand from Dumont! They harm Chiasson, who almost hits the mat!
Chiasson shoots for a takedown in desperation, and he or she almost will get it towards the fence!
Dumont stands however is quickly pushed to the canvas. The Brazilian is true again up, although…
The followers in Phoenix begin to boo as Chiasson struggles to advance her place. Clear one-two from Dumont because the pair separate!!
Once more Chiasson appears to be like to grapple whereas she tries to recuperate… Extra boos! Dumont makes an attempt a guillotine, however time runs out…
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:23
Chiasson vs Dumont – Spherical 2
Once more Dumont blocks a excessive kick. Physique kick and left hook to the pinnacle from Dumont! Beautiful.
Chiasson grabs the Brazilian towards the fence and appears for a double-leg takedown, then a throw. Dumont does properly to defend at first however then succumbs to a throw from a physique lock.
Chiasson appears to be like to take the neck earlier than she’s even taken the again, and the rushed strategy permits Dumont to slide free! The Brazilian is again on her toes now.
Chiasson throws a number of knees to the thighs of Dumont to make sure sufficient exercise to forestall referee Keith Peterson from separating the fighters.
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:16
Chiasson vs Dumont – Spherical 1
Each ladies simply staying out of each other’s attain within the opening minute.
Now Chiasson flicks and swings some leg kicks. Dumont appears to be like for punches excessive.
Good mixture upstairs from Dumont! She then blocks a excessive kick from her taller opponent.
Chiasson connects with a proper overhand, although! She does properly to discover a house for a left hand in shut, too, then secures a drive takedown with a second left within the spherical.
Alex Pattle8 Might 2022 02:10
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