UFC 274 Results, Live Coverage & Discussion: Charles Oliveira Submits Justin Gaethje!

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Results

Main Card (Pay-Per-View, 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT)

  • Charles Oliveira (C) def. (#1) Justin Gaethje via submission (rear-naked choke) (3:22, R1) — UFC Lightweight Championship
  • (#2) Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas (C) via split-decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) — UFC Strawweight Championship
  • (#5) Michael Chandler def. (#7) Tony Ferguson via KO (kick) (0:17, R1)
  • Ovince Saint-Preux def. Shogun Rua via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Prelims (ESPN, 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT)

  • Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
  • Francisco Trinaldo def. Danny Roberts via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
  • (#11) Macy Chiasson def. (#15) Norma Dumont via split-decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
  • (#6) Brandon Royval def. (#9) Matt Schnell via submission (guillotine choke) (2:14, R1)
  • (#15) Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Early Prelims (ESPN+, 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT)

  • Andre Fialho def. Cameron VanCamp via KO (punch) (2:35, R1)
  • Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Kleydson Rodrigues def. CJ Vergara via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Loopy Goodinez def. Ariane Carnelossi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Journey Newson def. Fergie Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Play-by-Play

Charles Oliveira vs. (#1) Justin Gaethje

Round One - Oliveira hit a jab on Gaethje, with Gaethje hitting a series of punches of his own. Gaethje went for a kick before hitting a round jab on Oliveira, who fell. Justin hit a hook on Oliveira, who fell again after the jab. Oliveira hit a low kick, an uppercut, and a knee on Gaethje before attempting a guillotine. Justin hit a left jab on Oliveira. Justin did a takedown on Oliveira, but Oliveira stood up. Oliveira hit a jab on Justin. Gaethje and Oliveira hit dual-jabs, before Oliveira went for a kick. Oliveira did a takedown on Gaethje, followed by Oliveira going for a Triangle Choke. Oliveira hit a series of elbow strikes to the head of Gaethje, followed by a rear-naked choked. Oliveira had the choke deep, leading to Gaethje tapping out.

Result: Charles Oliveira (C) def. (#1) Justin Gaethje via submission (rear-naked choke) (R1, 3:22)

Rose Namajunas (C) vs. (#2) Carla Esparza — UFC Strawweight Championship

Round One - The two fighters scouted their movement for the first seconds of the fight, before Namajunas went for a jab but was too far. Namajunas went for two jabs but missed Esparza. Esparza hit a leaping jab on Namajunas, before going for two quick-body shots on Namajunas. Namajunas went for a jab, but Esparza hit two punches on Namajunas. Namajunas and Esparza hit jabs at the same time. Esparza missed the jab on Namajunas. Namajunas opened her body to attack more attacks, but Esparza got Namajunas with a kick to her shin. Esparza went for an overhead jab, but missed Namajunas. The two stall to find offense before the end of the round.

Round Two - Namajunas went for a series of jabs to mark the distance between her and Esparza. Esparza went for a jab, but missed. Namajunaswent for an overhead jab, but Esparza evaded. Esparza did a take down on Namajunas, but Namajunas stood up immediately. Esparza went for a front-kick, but missed Namajunas. The two continued to analyze each other's movement, but there was a noticeable lack of offense until Esparza missed a jab on Namajunas. Namajunas went for a jab to Esparza's chest. Namajunas took a step back from Esparza to make some space. Namajunas hit a round jab on Esparza, but Esparza reacted with a kick to Namajunas' leg. The two stall to end the round.

Round Three - Namajunas it a body shot on Esparza. Esparza and Namajunas hit dual-jabs at the same time. Namajunas went for another jab, but Esparza evaded. Esparza hit a kick on Namajunas' rib. Esparza got a take down on Namajunas before Namajunasstood back up, the second time Esparza did this during the fight. Esparza hit a overhead jab and a hook on Namajunas. Esparza went for a jab, but Namajunas evaded. Esparza went for jabs and a knee-strike, but Namajunas blocked the strikes. Esparza went for a low kick but missed Namajunas. Namajunas hit a jab on the head of Esparza. Esparza went for another leaping jab, but Namajunas side-stepped away from the punch. Esparza tried to go for another take-down, but Namajunas did a side step to evaded Esparza before the end of the round.

Round Four - Esparza went for two jabs, but Namajunas evaded. Esparza went for another jab, but Namajunas missed. Namajunas went for a jab, but Esparza blocked it. Esparza did another take down and went for a sleeper hold. Namajunas stood up to prevent Esparza locking in the hold. Namajunas went for a high jab, but Esparza evaded. Esparza went for a low kick but missed Namajunas. Namajunas went for a high kick and a side kick but missed Esparza both times. Namajunas went for another jab, but Esparza got two take downs on Namajunas. Namajunas hit a right hand to escape the take down from Esparza. Esparza went for a kick on the leg of Namajunas. Namajunas went for another jab but slipped and missed Esparza. The two evaded each other's offense before the end of the round.

Round Five - Esparza went for a series of jabs on Namajunas, but missed the champion. Esparza went for another jab, but Namajunas hit a jab in response. Namajunas hit a right-hand jab on Esparza. Esparza hit a jab on Namajunas. Esparza hit a low kick on Namajunas. Namajunas and Esparza hit dual jabs to the body. Namajunas went for a knee- strike, but Esparza did a side step to evade. Namajunas hit a right hand on Esparza, but Esparza was unphased. Namajunas went for an overhead jab, but Esparza responded by attempting multiple punches. Namajunas hit a jab on Esparza. Namajunas went for a high kick on Esparza, but missed Esparza. Esparza hit a low kick on Namajunas. Esparza went for a downward jab on Namajunas, but missed. Namajunas did a take down on Esparza to end the round and the fight.

Result: (#2) Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas (C) via split-decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46)

(#5) Michael Chandler vs. (#7) Tony Ferguson

Round One - Ferguson missed a low kick on Chandler. Ferguson went for an elbow but missed. Ferguson went for a kick, but Chandler evaded. Ferguson hit a kick on Chandler's shin. Ferguson hit a jab on Chandler after the former tripped. Chandler and Ferguson exchanged jabs before Chandler got out of the corner. Chandler punched Ferguson in the rib. Ferguson hit two kicks on Chandler. Chandler hit an overhead punch on Ferguson before hitting a takedown on Ferguson. Ferguson got Chandler in body scissors before attempting a Triangle Choke. Chandler tried to break the hold with jabs to Ferguson's head, but Ferguson kept the body scissors on Chandler. Ferguson went for a guillotine choke, but Chandler nearly got a Kimura lock on Ferguson. Chandler continued to throw jabs at Ferguson before the end of the round.

Round Two - Chandler hit a thunderous front kick on Ferguson's chin at the beginning of the round, knocking out Ferguson and ending the fight in a TKO victory for Chandler!

Result: (#5) Michael Chandler def. (#7) Tony Ferguson via KO (kick) (R2, 0:17)

Shogun Rua vs. Ovince Saint-Preux

Round One - Ovince went for a kick on Rua but missed. Rua missed a kick attempt but got a low kick on the leg of Ovince. Ovince evaded a kick from Rua. Rua kicked Ovince on the inside of the leg of Ovince. Ovince kicked Rua in the arm. Rua went for a jab, but Ovince blocked it. Rua landed a jab and missed another on Ovince. Ovince kicked Rua on the inside of the leg and on the shoulder of Rua. Rua went for a kick, but Ovince blocked it with his hand. Rua went for a series of punches, but Ovince evaded. Ovince went for a jab, but Rua evaded. Rua hit another kick to the inside of Ovince's thigh. The round ends with both fighters stalling.

Round Two - Ovince hit a kick to the head of Rua. Ovince went for another kick on the head of Rua, to which Rua responded with a kick to his hand of Ovince. Rua hit a low kick on his shin of Ovince. Ovince went for a kick, but Rua evaded. Ovince went for a punch but was blocked, and a kick to the head, which was also blocked by Rua. Rua went for a jab, but Ovince evaded. Ovince faked a kick before punching Rua. Rua went for an overhead punch, but Ovince blocked it. Rua went for another kick, but it was blocked by Ovince. Ovince went for a kick, but Rua caught it and kicked Ovince in the other leg. Rua kicked Ovince in the shin. Rua kicked Ovince in the thigh. Ovince went for an overhead jab, but Rua evaded. Ovince went for a kick but was caught with a wild jab from Rua before the end of the round.

Round Three - Front kick from Rua. Body lock from Rua on Ovince. Rua kicked Ovince in the shin and the thigh. Rua tried to corner Ovince to the cage. Once hit a front-kick on Rua. Ovince went for a slap on Rua. Rua hit a kick to the thigh on Ovince. Rua faked a front kick, before attempting an overhead jab. Front kick from Ovince on Rua. Ovince went for an overhead kick on Rua, but Rua blocked it. Ovince went for another front kick. Ovince hit a sidekick on Rua's abdomen. Rua and Ovince went for kicks at the same time, but none of them landed. The two stalled to find offense before the end of the fight.

Result: Ovince Saint-Preux def. Shogun Rua via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)


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