We are more than ready to watch the UFC 274 live stream! Not only are there two big title fights at the top of the card – Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje and Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza – but Chandler vs. Ferguson deserves the attention in its own right. Let’s break it all down.
UFC 274 Time and Date
Date and time: UFC 274 is Saturday (May 7)
• UFC 274 Main Card: 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. BST.
Early prelims begin at 5:30 p.m. ET and main prelims begin at 8 p.m. ET.
Oliveira vs Gaethje main event time: The circular steps are estimated for 12 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. BST – but they could always continue earlier.
The event will take place live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
Watch in the United States — ESPN More
Watch in the UK — BT Sport ticket office
But in breaking news, Charles Oliveira has just been stripped of his UFC lightweight championship after failing to make weight again. If Gaethje wins, he will be the new champion. If Oliveira wins? The belt is then released.
Namajunas vs Esparza is an unlikely rematch only in that it took over seven years to happen. In 2014, Esparza (then a veteran) tapped into the rising Namajunas, curtailing his momentum after an entire season of filming The Ultimate Fighter together. Now, Namajunas is the champion of the women’s strawweight division that was created in their first fight. She is also a double champion. Space? Well, she’s on a five-fight winning streak.
The lightweight division has a big boost thanks to Michael Chandler’s result against Tony Ferguson. Both have lost their previous fights and will be looking to make this fight their rebound match.
As for the ratings: DraftKings has Oliveira as the slight favorite at -165 (bet $165 to win $100) and Gaethje at +145 (bet $100 to win $145). Namajunas is also a favorite to win at -210 (to +175 for Esparza), and Chandler is a stronger favorite at -365 to +280 for Ferguson.
Here’s everything you need to know about the UFC 274 live streams, including recent changes to the main card and prelims.
UFC 274 Live Stream: Get the PPV and a full year of ESPN Plus
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The main preliminary bouts are on both ESPN and ESPN Plus, so those not yet subscribed to the latter can preview them for themselves, before shelling out the cash.
ESPN is available on most cable plans, as well as two of the best streaming services: namely Sling TV (Orange) and FuboTV.
UFC 274 Early Prelim fights begin at 6 p.m. ET on UFC Battle Pass, or $9.99 per month. Next is the top set of preliminary bouts that begin at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPNEWS and ESPN Plus.
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How to watch UFC 274 in the UK and Australia
UFC 274 is another late-night affair for fight night fans in the UK – you’ll likely see Oliveira vs. Gaethje start around 5am BST (Sunday morning) if you tune in live. It’s live BT Sport ticket office, where it costs £19.95. The prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.
Just a warning, however, the UFC 274 live stream is not available through a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some smart TVs.
In Australia, UFC 274 is live Sunday at 2 p.m. AEDT on Kayowhere it costs $54.95 AUD.
How to watch UFC 274 live streams in Canada
Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the first prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. The UFC 274 main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.
UFC 274 fight card
Early prelims (5:30 p.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass
- Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto – women’s flyweight
- Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara – flyweight
- Loopy Godinez vs. Ariane Carnelossi – Women’s Strawweight
- Journey Newson vs. Fernie Garcia – bantamweight
Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus and ESPN
- Andre Fiahlo vs. Cameron Vancamp – welterweight
- Khaos Williams vs. Randy Brown – welterweight
- Norma Dumont vs. Macy Chiasson – women’s featherweight
- Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima – heavyweight
- Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell – flyweight
- Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts – welterweight
Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus)
- Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje – lightweight title
- Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Carla Esparza – Women’s Strawweight Title
- Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson – lightweight
- Ovince Saint Preux vs. Mauricio Rua – light heavyweight
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon — lightweight