Justin Gaethje gave Charles Oliveira some praise immediately after their fight at UFC 274. In the lead-up to their fight, Gaethje was vocal in saying Oliveira was still a quitter and he would prove it. He also doubted the Brazilian would stand and trade with him as he said he would, but that turned out to be the case. The two traded shots and Oliveira ended up dropping Gaethje with a big shot and ended up getting a submission win in the first round.
Rafael Fiziev is already talking title shots. The No. 10-ranked lightweight is expected to battle former division champion Rafael dos Anjos in the upcoming UFC Vegas 58 headliner in July, then hopes to make a quick turnaround later this year to lay waste to another top 155-pound contender. Like No....
Video: Justin Gaethje tells Charles Oliveira ‘you hit hard as f***’ just moments after fight at UFC 274
Justin Gaethje is undoubtedly one of the hardest punchers in the lightweight division, but he had to pay that compliment back to Charles Oliveira after their clash at UFC 274. Just seconds after he suffered a first-round rear-naked choke submission loss in the main event, Gaethje embraced Oliveira in the cage and told the Brazilian “you hit hard as f***.”
UFC Pound-for-Pound Fighter Rankings: Charles Oliveira vaults into top three with win over Justin Gaethje
A UFC 274 card last weekend from Phoenix produced a pair of interesting changes to the top of both the male and female pound-for-pound lists. A surprisingly passive Rose Namajunas yielded her women's strawweight title to Carla Esparza in their rematch from the division's inaugural title bout in 2014. Meanwhile, in the main event, red-hot lightweight Charles Oliveira continued his incredible run of finishes by submitting Justin Gaethje in Round 1 despite having lost his title the previous day on the scales.
Conor McGregor slams Justin Gaethje for pre-fight comments toward Charles Oliveira: “This absolute clown!”
Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has taken aim at Justin Gaethje for his comments prior to his loss to Charles Oliveira. ‘The Highlight’ and ‘Do Bronx’ squared off in the main event of UFC 274 last Saturday. Prior to the bout, Gaethje took aim at his foe, saying that he quit in previous fights. While he acknowledged that Oliveira has improved, he believed he would make him quit again.
UFC 274 went down this past weekend(Sat., May 7, 2022) in Phoenix, Ariz., leaving plenty of fighters feeling the post-fight blues, including Tony Ferguson, who was brutally knocked out by Michael Chandler with a perfectly-placed front kick to the kisser (see it again here). And Rose Namajunas, who coughed up her women’s Strawweight strap to Carla Esparza after 25 minutes of lackluster action. But, which fighter is suffering from the worst post-fight hangover, now a few days removed from the show?
Charles Oliveira has apologized to Drake for submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. This past Friday, Charles Oliveira ended up losing his belt on the weighing scales. Before he took on Justin Gaethje for what was originally scheduled to be a title match, Drake placed a bet of $400,000 on Gaethje to win the contest. Oliveira has now given his reaction to hearing the news.
Conor McGregor has taken aim at fellow lightweight Justin Gaethje following the latter’s defeat by Charles Oliveira at UFC 274.Oliveira was set to defend the lightweight title against Gaethje in the main event but was stripped of the belt on Friday after missing weight. As a result, the Brazilian was also ineligible to win back the title on Saturday, but the gold was still on the line for Gaethje.The American was submitted in the first round, however, with his two shots at the lightweight title having now ended in the same manner. “Gaethje is a jack***,” McGregor wrote on Twitter...
At UFC 274 on Saturday night, Charles Oliveira submitted Justin Gaethje in the first round to prevent the American from winning the vacant lightweight title. In doing so, Oliveira also officially established himself as No 1 contender to the belt of which he was stripped on Friday for missing weight.In the co-main event, Rose Namajunas lost the strawweight title to Carla Esparza, who became a two-time champion in the division with her second win against her fellow American, whom she had submitted in 2014. The pair’s rematch on Saturday was a shockingly slow contest, however, with fans booing the lack...
Watch the UFC 274 highlights video and recap from the lightweight fight between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. The bout was featured on the UFC 274 main card on Pay-Per-View on Saturday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)
This past Saturday in the main event of UFC 274, Justin Gaethje (23-4) had his chance to become the undisputed lightweight champion. To do that, he had to face the man who entered the octagon with the title, Charles Oliveira (33-8). Now, Oliveira missed weight by .5 pounds so he...
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UFC Hall of Fame inductee Khabib Nurmagomedov wants the world’s top MMA promotion to cut to the chase with Islam Makhachev. On May 7, Charles Oliveira went one-on-one with Justin Gaethje. The bout headlined UFC 274. Oliveira was stripped of the UFC Lightweight Championship due to tipping the scales half a pound over the limit. Had Gaethje defeated “do Bronx,” he would’ve been recognized as the 155-pound titleholder.
Charles Oliveira certainly didn’t fight like a man who had no chance of winning a belt. Oliviera (33-8, 21-8 UFC) won his 11th consecutive bout in the UFC 274 headliner, submitting Justin Gaethje (23-4, 6-4 UFC) with a rear-naked choke 3:22 into the first round of their lightweight clash at the Footprint Arena in Phoenix on Saturday night. Because Oliveira missed weight by 0.5 pounds, the Ultimate Fighting Championship 155-pound title will remain vacant. However, “Do Bronx” is assured a spot in the next championship bout by virtue of his victory.
Conor McGregor unloads on “Grade A Jackass” Justin Gaethje following his loss at UFC 274: “A bird brain with a bird brain manager”
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