The UFC’s lightweight championship has been one of the hottest titles in professional fighting for years. A deep weight class, with a colorful rogue’s gallery, lightweight is must-see TV, and UFC 274 underscored that fact.
Three lightweight fights decorated the main card alone: Cowboy Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, something of a loser leaves town match. Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson, a fan-friendly match-up that promised violence. And Justin Gaethje vs. champ Charles Oliveira, the long-awaited second chance at gold for “The Highlight.”
Oliveira made things dramatic on Friday, coming in a half pound heavy during his first trip to the scales. With the possibility of being stripped of his title, Oliveira weighed in again an hour later — and was once again 155.5 pounds. As a result, the UFC title was vacated— only Gaethje would be eligible to win the belt on Saturday.
Other weigh-in highlights: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone brought son Dacson Danger with him to the scale.
Check below for full results and a gallery of highlights from the UFC 274 weigh-ins!
UFC 274: Oliveira vs. Gaethje Weigh-In Results
Lightweight: Charles Oliveira (c) (155.5)** vs. Justin Gaethje (155) – for the UFC lightweight championship
Women’s Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) (115) vs. Carla Esparza (115) – for the UFC women’s strawweight championship
Lightweight: Michael Chandler (156) vs. Tony Ferguson (155.5)
Light Heavyweight: Maurício Rua (205.5) vs. Ovince Saint Preux (205)
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone (155.5) vs. Joe Lauzon (155.5)
Welterweight: André Fialho (170.5) vs. Cameron VanCamp (170)
Welterweight: Randy Brown (170.5) vs. Khaos Williams (170)
Women’s Featherweight: Macy Chiasson (145.5) vs. Norma Dumont (146.5)*
Flyweight: Brandon Royval (125.5) vs. Matt Schnell (125.5)
Early preliminary card
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov (253.5) vs. Marcos Rogério de Lima (258.5)
Welterweight: Francisco Trinaldo (170.5) vs. Danny Roberts (170.5)
Women’s Flyweight: Tracy Cortez (125.5) vs. Melissa Gatto (125)
Flyweight: Kleydson Rodrigues (125.5) vs. C.J. Vergara (126)
Women’s Strawweight: Ariane Carnelossi (115.5) vs. Lupita Godinez (115)
Bantamweight: Journey Newson (135.5) vs. Fernie Garcia (135.5)
* Dumont, weighing in behind a barrier, was 0.5 pounds over the featherweight limit. She was given one hour to continue her weight cut.
** Oliveira initially weighed in at 156, then again behind a barrier at 155.5, 0.5 pounds over the lightweight championship limit. He was given one hour to continue his weight cut, weighed in a second time, and again came in at 155.5