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.
A women’s featherweight contest presented itself on the preliminary card tonight between The Ultimate Fighter 28 winner Macy Chiasson and Sanda national champion Norma Dumont.
Continue reading to see how this women’s featherweight bout went down:
Official Result: Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Chiasson is doing a great job of fighting this fight at her range. Dumont comes out more aggressive than she has in the past and is able to land some nice leg kicks and punches, but the striking is pretty even throughout the first.
Chiasson secures a double leg trip takedown at the end of the first, and we’re headed into the second.
Dumont fails to get anything going throughout the second as well, Chiasson is really bringing it to her. With the takedowns, the momentary back-take, which saw her slip and end up on bottom.
Dumont had a chance to remain on top, but was unable to, and she’s also losing the striking exchanges at this point.
Dumont opens up the third with two vicious right hands, the second of which hurt Chiasson, who then jumps on another takedown. Though Dumont is able to work her way up, she’s again dragged back down to the mat.
Chiasson’s pace and overall mixed martial arts skills have really come together tonight.
Dumont is able to get up one last time, where she lands another thunderous punch that stunned Chiasson.
Chiasson is exhausted at this point, but she ties up immediately and has Dumont pressed into the cage for the final minute of the fight.
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