Headlining the event is a UFC lightweight championship bout between champion Charles Oliveira and former interim champion Justin Gaethje. Unfortunately, Oliveira missed weight by .5 lbs and has been forced to vacate his championship.
Only Gaethje will be eligible to win the title tonight.
Co-headlining the event is a UFC strawweight championship rematch between current champion Rose Namajunas and former champion Carla Esparza. These two met in their UFC debuts, opposing one another, with Esparza the victor.
Now they find themselves in a rematch for that same belt here at UFC 274.
Opening up the main card tonight was a match up between welterweight prospects Randy Brown and Khaos Williams. Continue reading to see how this bout went down:
Official Result: Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
The gameplan of each man is quickly apparent; Williams wants to get on the inside and uncork some bombs, while Brown wants to use precise strikes from the outside.
Williams hurts Brown and sits him to his back, before Brown gets back up and keeps the striking even for the remainder of the first.
Brown really starts to pick Williams apart in the second, quite handily we might add.
It appears he found his range and is completely comfortable after getting dropped in the first. A beautiful adjustment he made here.
The third round is going the same way, until Williams drops Brown again. However, he’s unable to secure the finish, and Brown is back to his feet, where he then hurts Williams.
This was a very good showcase in the UFC’s welterweight division between two very promising prospects.
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