UFC 274: Charles Oliveira Defends Title Vs. Justin Gaethje
Reigning UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is set to defend his title against Justin Gaethje this May.
Charles Oliveira will make his next appearance at lightweight.
The reigning UFC champion will defend his title against Justin Gaethje. The two are set for UFC 274, according to a report by MMA Fighting.
Scheduled for May 7, it is likely that the bout co-headlines the pay-per-view card. It was originally rumored for Brazil, but it is expected to take play in the United States instead.
Oliveira earned his first successful title defense with a victory over Dustin Poirier last December. He scored a third round submission over Poirier to earn his 10th consecutive win.
During his run, Oliveira has bested the likes of Michael Chandler and Tony Ferguson.
Gaethje makes his second run at the UFC gold. The former interim champion is 5-1 over his last six, with the lone loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) January 26, 2022
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UFC 274 features a main event between reigning light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira and Jiri Prochazka.