So overmuch had transpired successful the physique up to UFC 274 that it’s astir intolerable to constrictive it down to a concise summary. Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza were moving it backmost 8 years on. Shogun Rua and Ovince St. Preux were besides gathering for the 2nd time, with a akin leap successful clip betwixt fights.
Then determination was Charles Oliveira, who connected Friday had missed value by a specified fractional lb — a fractional lb that nevertheless led to him being stripped of his title. As a result, lone Justin Gaethje was eligible to triumph golden connected Saturday astatine UFC 274. Oliveira, successful essence, was warring for the close to beryllium the fig 1 contender.
Add to that, immoderate play connected the nighttime of. Just 1 combat into Saturday’s broadcast, it was announced that Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon was off. The culprit, “Cowboy” had suffered a non-COVID related illness, and was incapable to compete, with doctors not capable to wide him.
That inactive near a fantastically heavy lawsuit with 2 rubric fights, adjacent successful the lack of those 2 instrumentality favorites. Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson would conscionable person to marque up for it.
Following the event, tune successful for the UFC 274 post-fight property conference, featuring each of the night’s large winners. A unrecorded watercourse of the matter is disposable above.