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UFC 274 is similar to UFC 273 for us in that we are more excited about some of the earlier fights than we are the main events. Yes, the headliner between Justin Gaethje and reigning lightweight champ Charles Oliveira has the potential for fireworks, and we like Gaethje by KO in that bout. However, the fight we really want to see at UFC 274 is Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson. Tony Ferguson is an MMA legend. His fights are always entertaining, and his cardio is second to none, but many in the MMA world are concerned he has taken too much damage and should no longer be fighting. Will UFC 274 announce his return to form, or will there be an ugly stoppage?
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We will get into more fight analysis in a moment, but first, let’s dive into how you can watch UFC 274 and how much it will cost.
UFC 274’s Main Card
Start time: 10 EST
Location: Footprint Center in Phoenix, AZ
Live stream: UFC 274 airs exclusively on ESPN+.
Price: $74.99 plus ESPN+ subscription
The early prelims and prelims start at 6 EST and 8 EST respectively, and can be live streamed without paying the PPV fee of $74.99, which is billed in addition to the ESPN+ subscription fee of $6.99 per month required to watch UFC events, both Fight Nights and PPV.
To watch the Main Card, fight fans will have to pay $74.99, which isn’t a bad deal if you factor in the cost of going out to the bar these days.
UFC 274 Main Card + Prelims
We’ve listed all the fights schedules for UFC 274 and the latest odds, below.
The UFC promotes its gambling affiliations pretty heavily as part of the broadcasts. For example, UFC commentator Jon Anik regularly talks about betting on sports and speaks in terms of certain fighters having “value” at odds he sees as favorable. There is nothing wrong with having fun and betting on sports for entertainment, but keep in mind that there is no “value” in any betting odds, Vegas always wins in the end. If you have a gambling problem, please visit the National Council on Problem Gambling website.
- Charles Oliveira (c) -160 vs. Justin Gaethje +135, lightweight title
- Rose Namajunas -165 vs. Carla Esparza +140, women’s strawweight title
- Michael Chandler -400 vs. Tony Ferguson +310, lightweight
- Mauricio Rua vs. Ovince Saint Preux, light heavyweight
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon, lightweight
- Randy Brown vs. Khaos Williams, welterweight
- Macy Chiasson vs. Norma Dumont, women’s featherweight
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell, flyweight
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima, heavyweight
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts, welterweight
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto, women’s flyweight
- Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara, flyweight
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Loopy Godinez, women’s strawweight
- Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia, bantamweight
We’ve already predicted Gaethje as the winner for the Main Event at UFC 274.
Our other projected winners:
- Rose Namajunas (decision)
- Michael Chandler (KO)
- Ovince Saint Preux (KO)
- Joe Lauzon (KO)
- Randy Brown (KO)
The Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone fights feature two fighters who many believe should have hung up the gloves already. Cerrone in particular has looked like a fighter without much left. I am more concerned for Cerrone than Ferguson, but believe both men lose by KO.
Zen Master MMA coach Trevor Whitman will be in the corner for both the Main Event and the Co-Main Event as he coaches both Rose Namajunas and Justin Gaethje. It’s hard to bet against Whitman coached fighters, and I am in the camp that sees Rose retaining her title and Justin finally wearing the gold strap at lightweight as well.
How to watch UFC 274 on ESPN+
To watch UFC 274, you will need to go through the ESPN app, where ESPN+ content lives. On a mobile phone, you will see icons for Watch ESPN (play symbol) or ESPN+ (plus symbol). We love ESPN+ for MMA, but also out-of-market NBA and NHL, college football, and for original programming, like the 30 for 30 series.
Select the ESPN+ icon to access the ESPN+ library. On fight night, this action will take you to the payment page where you will:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Pay a one time fee for UFC 274
In the list below, we break out all the devices that are supported by ESPN+.
Can I watch UFC 274 on Hulu + Live TV?
Yes, Hulu + Live TV, through its ESPN+ bundle, allows MMA fans to pay for and live stream UFC events directly from the Hulu interface.
You can live stream UFC 274 on Hulu + Live TV.
Hulu would be my pick for UFC fans who want a more comprehensive sports and entertainment package than a standalone ESPN+ subscription can offer.
Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.