UFC 274 finds Justin Gaethje, the challenger, looking to defeat the champion in his home area of Arizona against Charles Oliveira. This fight takes place on May 7. This will be the final fight on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. EST.in the  Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ.

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It pits Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira (32-8-0, 9 KO’s, 20 Submissions) vs. Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (23-3-0, 19 KO’s, 1 Submission), Currently Oliveira is on a 10 fight winning streak that goes back to 2018.

In the summer of 2021, Oliveira won the lightweight belt by defeating Dustin Poirier in UFC 269. Currently the odds are Oliveira -165 and Gaethje is set at +145.

UFC 274 Prediction

Look for this to be entertaining. However, the longer the fight goes, the more that favor Oliveira. Gaethje likes to finish it off quickly and if he can’t, then the stamina of his opponent kicks in. Oliveira is active and if he connects then this fight is decided. With all of that said, Look for Oliveira by submission.

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UFC 274 Fight Card

Rose Namajunas -165 vs. Carla Esparza +140, women’s strawweight title
Michael Chandler -400 vs. Tony Ferguson +310, lightweight
Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux, light heavyweight
Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, lightweight
Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams, welterweight
Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont, women’s featherweight
Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell, flyweight
Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima, heavyweight
Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts, welterweight
Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweight
Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara, flyweight
Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez, women’s strawweight
Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia, bantamweight


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