Any moment now, UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira will be defending his belt against top-ranked contendor Justin Gaethje, with women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas defend title against an old rival, Carla Esparza at UFC 274. Here’s how to watch UFC 274 online this evening, including a limited-time offer to save some money on the official UFC 274 live stream.
UFC 274, like almost all numbered events in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, is a pay-per-view show. Currently (and for the foreseeable future), all UFC pay-per-views air exclusively via ESPN+, the sports broadcaster’s premium streaming platform and the best way to stream UFC fights online, in the United States. That means that signing up for ESPN+ is the only way you can watch UFC 274 online in the U.S. ESPN+ costs $7 per month or $70 per year, while UFC pay-per-views now cost $75. However, new subscribers can grab a one-year ESPN+ membership plus the UFC 274 PPV for $100 and save $45.
The UFC typically runs one of these big numbered pay-per-view events each month, almost always with at least one championship bout featuring as the main event. MMA fans are getting treated to two championship fights this time around. The main event features lightweight champion Charles “Do Brox” Oliveira (32-8) who will meet Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (24-3) in the Octagon. This will be Oliveira’s second title defense since he bested 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). The two have an unsettled score that dates back to 2014 when both made their UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter 20 finale. There, the first-ever UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship was put 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 champ, but these two have not faced each other again — until now.
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