The UFC returns to Phoenix, Arizona this week, bringing with it a massive Pay-Per-View card with two must-see title fights, a fan-friendly lightweight showdown, and a possible retirement bout between two octagon legends.
There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to UFC 274. Can Justin Gaethje come out on top in his second shot at the undisputed UFC lightweight championship? Or will Charles Oliveira continue one of the best runs in modern MMA history?
Can Carla Esparza repeat history against Rose Namajunas, or will “Thug” Rose prove to have developed more as a mixed martial artist? And which chin will hold up, Tony Ferguson’s or Michael Chandler’s, in what many expect to be a real-life version of Rock ’em, Sock ’em Robots.
That’s before we even get to the legendary Shogun Rua taking on OSP, and Cowboy Cerrone returning to face Joe Lauzon. When it comes to that last booking, it could be the final fight for both men — though neither has outright committed to it.
Weigh-ins for UFC 274 go down Friday morning in Phoenix — we’ll have the results! Check below for updates throughout the morning. We’re on hand in Phoenix, and will have a live stream of the official weigh-in throughout the morning.
Two fighters missed weight on Friday, at least initially. And one was a real concern. While Norma Dumont being 0.5 pounds over the featherweight limit could mean a fine, Charles Oliveira missing championship weight had the potential to cost him his title. He was given an hour to continue his weight cut, as was Dumont.
It was later announced that Dumont had halted her weight cut, and would instead forfeit 30% of her purse. Her fight with Macy Chiasson moves forward at a catchweight. Olvieira did weigh in again — but was again over the limit at 155.5. As a result, he will be stripped of his title, leaving only Justin Gaethje eligible to win the belt on Saturday.
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. It was later announced that Dumont had stopped cutting weight, and would forfeit 30% of her purse.
** 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, but weighed in a second time at 155.5 pounds. The title has been vacated as a result; only Justin Gaethje is eligible to win the championship.