In a few hours, UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliverisa will defend his belt against top-ranked contender Justin Gaethje, while women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas will defend her title against former rival Carla Esparza. during the UFC 274 co-main event. Here’s how to watch UFC 274 online tonight, including a limited-time offer to save money on the official UFC 274 live stream.
Date: Saturday May 7
Weather: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT (main event)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Place: Cavity center
Watch the UFC 274 live stream in the US
UFC 274, like almost all numbered UFC events, is a pay-per-view show. Currently (and for the foreseeable future), all UFC pay-per-views are streamed exclusively through ESPN+, the sportscaster’s premium streaming platform and best way to stream UFC fights online. This means that signing up to ESPN+ is the only way to watch UFC 274 online in the United States. ESPN+ costs $7 per month or $70 per year, while UFC pay-per-views are now $75. However, new subscribers can get a one-year ESPN+ subscription plus the UFC 274 PPV for $100 and save $45.
The UFC typically hosts one of these large, numbered pay-per-view events each month, almost always with at least one championship bout as the main event. MMA fans are treated to two title fights this time around. The main event will feature lightweight champion Charles “Do Brox” Oliveira (32-8) meeting Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (24-3) in the Octagon. This will be Oliveira’s second title defense since beating Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 and Gaethje’s second title shot since his first unsuccessful challenge against then-champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. .
For the co-main, “Thug” Rose Namajunas (12-4) will defend the UFC women’s strawweight championship against Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (19-6). Both have a questionable scoreline dating back to 2014 when both made their UFC debuts at The Ultimate Fighter 20 final. There, the first-ever UFC women’s strawweight championship was on the line, and Esparza claimed it when she defeated Namajunas with a rear-naked choke in the third round. In the years since, Thug Rose has become a two-time strawweight champion, but those two haven’t faced each other again — until now.
Other notable matchups on the main card include former Bellator champion Michael Chandler vs. former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzo. This main card is the pay-per-view portion of the event, so if you’re planning on watching the UFC 274 live stream online tonight, now’s the time to sign up for ESPN+ and claim the UFC 247 PPV deal if you haven’t already. The main event begins at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT).
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