May 9, 2022 • 57M

UFC 274 recap: Statement wins, huge KOs and one bizarre title fight

UFC 274 served up a bumper card of action from Phoenix, Arizona, and on this week's episode of the show, we look back at the big talking points from the UFC's latest pay-per-view.

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Fighting talk with a British accent, hosted by UK-based MMA media veteran Simon Head.
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UFC 274 sent us on a rollercoaster of emotions as the main card served up a real mixed bag of fights from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

Charles Oliveira was stripped of his title for missing weight before his bout with Justin Gaethje, but he made sure the belt remained vacant with a superb come-from-behind first-round submission victory.

Carla Esparza is now a two-time UFC women’s strawweight champion after edging Rose Namajunas via split decision after one of the most uneventful title fights in recent memory.

And Michael Chandler landed arguably the knockout of the year so far with a massive front-kick finish of Tony Ferguson, who had dropped the former Bellator champ in the opening round of their lightweight clash.

On this week’s weekend rundown, I take a look back at the big storylines coming out of UFC 274, and recap the best of the action from Phoenix, before recapping a rough night for the Brits at Bellator 280 in Paris.