Two titles are on the line at UFC 274, with lightweight champion Oliveira defending against perennial contender Justin Gaethje in the main event, and strawweight champion Rose Namajunas facing Carla Esparza in a rematch against the woman who beat her to become the UFC’s first 115-pound titleholder over seven years ago.
On Sunday, the UFC released a trailer for the May 7 event that can be watched above.
Oliviera seeks the second defense of his lightweight title after defeating Dustin Poirier at UFC 269 this past December. “Do Bronx” has won 10 straight fights with a litany of highlight reel knockouts and submissions during that stretch. He faces Gaethje, a man known as “The Highlight,” a former interim titleholder who once again seeks undisputed status.
Esparza submitted Namajunas in the finals of The Ultimate Fighter 20 back in December 2014 to forever etch her name in the history books as the UFC’s inaugural strawweight champion. She has won five straight fights to earn a chance at regaining the belt.
UFC 274 takes place May 7 at Footprint Center in Phoenix.