UFC 274 title fight takes shocking twist as Charles Oliveira misses weight, stripped of belt

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UFC 274’s identify battle between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje took an peculiar flip Friday.

The 2 have been set to sq. off for the light-weight identify, however Oliveira, a 32-year-old Brazilian, ignored weight by means of a part pound and used to be stripped of his identify. He got here in at 155.five kilos. Gaethje weighed in at 155 kilos at the dot.

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Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Justin Gaethje face off during the UFC 274 press conference at Arizona Federal Theatre May 5, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil and Justin Gaethje face off right through the UFC 274 press convention at Arizona Federal Theatre Might five, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

The opposite primary match continues to be on for Saturday night time in Phoenix.

Oliveira arrived to the weigh-in with about five mins to spare and ignored weight at the preliminary take a look at. Upon getting some other hour for a 2d likelihood he ignored weight once more, in keeping with ESPN.

Oliveira hasn’t commented at the weight mishap, however he used to be getting flak on social media for a tweet posted ahead of the weigh-in reputedly suggesting he wasn’t going to pass over weight.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil on stage during the UFC 274 press conference at Arizona Federal Theatre May 5, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz. 

Charles Oliveira of Brazil on level right through the UFC 274 press convention at Arizona Federal Theatre Might five, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz. 
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

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Oliveira used to be coming in on a 10-match profitable streak, having received every bout since June 2018. He ultimate defeated Dustin Poirier by way of submission in December.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts after failing to make weight, vacating the UFC lightweight championship during the UFC 274 official weigh-in at the Hyatt Regency hotel May 6, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.

Charles Oliveira of Brazil reacts after failing to make weight, vacating the UFC light-weight championship right through the UFC 274 legit weigh-in on the Hyatt Regency resort Might 6, 2022, in Phoenix, Ariz.
(Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Gaethje lately defeated Michael Chandler in November 2021 by way of submission. His simplest loss since 2018 used to be to the Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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The opposite primary match between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza will move on as deliberate. That battle is a strawweight identify rematch of the first-ever strawweight bout in 2014.

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