It took less than five minutes, and he didn’t break out of the champ, but Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaetje made a splash at their UFC 274 main event.
He didn’t get out of the champ, but Charles Oliveira got another chance to win the UFC lightweight title after defeating Justin Gaetje in the UFC 274 main event.
Oliveira lost the UFC lightweight title on the scale a day earlier, weighing in at 155.5 pounds. Only Gaethje was qualified to win the tournament tonight.
Gaethje took several powerful kicks at the start, but Oliveira shook him with a powerful kick. However, Gaethje managed to recover and drop Gaethje twice, Oliveira opening his left eye. Both times, Gethi did not follow Oliveira to Earth.
Then the two began to fight closely. But the end came when Oliveira knocked down Githji with his right hand and shove him, eventually closing the choke bare in the back to score the tap in the first round.
Fighters react as Charles Oliveira gets another title chance by introducing Justin Gaethje at UFC 274
Oliveira entered this bout with 11 wins in 12 fights since his transition to lightweight, including the last 10 straight wins. Oliveira won the then-vacant UFC Lightweight Championship by finishing off Michael Chandler at UFC 262. He successfully held it against Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.
Gaethje entered this bout by defeating Chandler at UFC 268. He earned a temporary UFC lightweight gold by defeating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. He lost his undisputed title fight to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254.
UFC 274: The Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gethje game was played on Saturday, May 7, 2022, live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Follow up with FanSided MMA, who has been on site, for all the news and highlights.