Justin Gaethje must triumph over Charles Oliveira in addition to the curse of musician Drake Saturday at UFC 274 as he bids for the light-weight championship.
Oliveira was once stripped of the identify on Friday after lacking weight by means of a half-pound. Gaethje will earn the identify with a win, but when Oliveira wins, the identify might be vacant and he’ll be the No. 1 contender. Oliveira is a -140 favourite at BetMGM with Gaethje coming in at +140.
Drake put a large wager on Gaethje, wagering $550,000 Canadian on Gaethje to win. The payout is $1.375 million Canadian if Gaethje is a hit.
Drake hasn’t been the most productive at making a bet, on the other hand, in order that’s one thing for Gaethje to fret about.
Oliveira-Gaethje is considered one of two identify fights at the card, with a rematch for the ladies’s strawweight belt between Rose Namajunas and previous champion Carla Esparza serving because the co-main match.
Yahoo Sports activities can have entire protection of those fights and the whole lot that is going down at UFC 274, so stay it locked right here for all of the main points.
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UFC 274 leading card (Reside now on ESPN+ PPV)
Light-weight: Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje
Strawweight: Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Carla Esparza
Light-weight: Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson by means of KO (entrance kick) at 0:17 of R1:
Gentle Heavyweight: Ovince Saint Preux def. Maurício Rua by means of break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Welterweight: Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams by means of break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Light-weight: Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
UFC 274 initial card effects
Welterweight: Francisco Trinaldo def. Danny Roberts by means of unanimous choice (28-28, 30-26, 30-27)
Catchweight (146.5 lbs): Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont by means of break up choice (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Flyweight: Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell by means of submission (guillotine) at 2:14 of R1:
Heavyweight: Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogério de Lima by means of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 274 early initial card complete effects
Welterweight: André Fialho def. Cameron VanCamp by means of KO (punch) at 2:35 of R1:
Flyweight: Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto by means of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Flyweight: C.J. Vergara def. Kleydson Rodrigues by means of break up choice (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Strawweight: Lupita Godinez def. Ariane Carnelossi by means of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Bantamweight: Adventure Newson def. Fernie Garcia by means of unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)