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UFC 274 title battle takes stunning twist as Charles Oliveira misses weight, stripped of belt

Bibliometric Details: Issue No: 5 | Issue Month:May | Issue Year:2022

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UFC 274’s title battle between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje took an uncommon turn Friday.

The two were put to square off for the light-weight title, but Oliveira, a 32-twelve months-dilapidated Brazilian, uncared for weight by a half of pound and turn out to be stripped of his title. He got right here in at 155.5 pounds. Gaethje weighed in at 155 pounds on the dot.

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Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Justin Gaethje face off throughout the UFC 274 press conference at Arizona Federal Theatre Might neutral 5, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The replacement main match is composed on for Saturday evening in Phoenix.

Oliveira arrived to the weigh-in with about 5 minutes to spare and uncared for weight on the initial test. After getting one other hour for a 2nd probability he uncared for weight again, primarily primarily based on ESPN.

Oliveira hasn’t commented on the load mishap, but he turn out to be getting flak on social media for a tweet posted sooner than the weigh-in seemingly suggesting he wasn’t going to hasten over weight.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil on stage throughout the UFC 274 press conference at Arizona Federal Theatre Might neutral 5, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz. 
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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Oliveira turn out to be coming in on a 10-match worthwhile trudge, having obtained each and every bout since June 2018. He final defeated Dustin Poirier through submission in December.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts after failing to accumulate weight, vacating the UFC light-weight championship throughout the UFC 274 loyal weigh-in on the Hyatt Regency hotel Might neutral 6, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Gaethje no longer too long previously defeated Michael Chandler in November 2021 through submission. His most efficient loss since 2018 turn out to be to the Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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The replacement main match between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza will lunge on as deliberate. That battle is a strawweight title rematch of the predominant-ever strawweight bout in 2014.

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