This UFC betting preview for Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje will share the odds, picks, prediction, stats, highlights, start time and stream for how to watch UFC 274 fights this weekend.
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Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje Start Time and UFC 274 Info
UFC 274 — Lightweight Title Bout | Main Event
Charles “do Bronx” Oliveira (32-8-0, 9 KO, 20 Sub) vs. Justin Gaethje (23-3-0, 19 KO, 1 Sub)
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Start Time: This will be the final fight on the main card, which begins at 10 PM EST
Venue: Footprint Center — Phoenix, AZ
In the main event of UFC 274, we have a tremendous battle for the Lightweight Title between two fighters with very different styles. While Charles Oliveira can stand up and fight, he is one of the best submission artists the UFC has ever seen. Clearly, he would love to get this fight to the mat. However, as we saw in his last fight against Dustin Poirier, he can get you to submit while still upright as well.
As for Justin Gaethje, he is a wrestler who refuses to wrestle. Instead, he will be looking to keep the fight on their feet, as he performs in front of his home crowd. He recognizes his mistake of backing up against another great grappler in Khabib Nurmagomedov, so expect to see him put the pressure on Oliveira. He will look to break him down with leg kicks early, then look to put his lights out as the fight wears on.
Simply, this fight comes down to which fighter gets to control how the fight goes. With two very different styles, it will be exciting to see how it plays out. If you’re looking for a best bet, put money on a finish. It doesn’t seem like this fight will go the distance.
How to Watch UFC 274 Tonight
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The packed main card will be available via PPV here. With two title fights, there’s no doubt that UFC 274 is a must-watch event on Saturday night.
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje Odds & Betting Info
Method of Victory:
- KO/TKO or DQ: (+600)
- Submission: (+135)
- Decision: (+400)
- KO/TKO or DQ: (+175)
- Submission: (+3000)
- Decision: (+700)
- Oliveira Round 1 (+330)
- Gaethje Round 1 (+550)
- Oliveira Round 2 (+500)
- Gaethje Round 2 (+800)
- Oliveira Round 3 (+750)
- Gaethje Round 3 (+1250)
- Oliveira Round 4 (+1200)
- Gaethje Round 4 (+1800)
- Oliveira Round 5 (+1800)
- Gaethje Round 5 (+2500)
- Oliveira By Points (+400)
- Gaethje By Points (+700)
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|Charles Oliveira||NAME||Justin Gaethje|
|155.5 lbs||WEIGHT||155 lbs|
|74 in||REACH||70 in|
|41 in||LEG REACH||40 in|
|28%||KO WIN %||83%|
|63%||SUB WIN %||4%|
|9%||DEC WIN %||13%|
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje Betting Trends & Stats
– Charles Oliveira defeated Dustin Poirier, by submission, in his last fight on Dec. 11, 2021.
– Justin Gaethje defeated Michael Chandler, by knockout, in his last fight on Nov. 6, 2021.
– Oliveira averages 3.44 significant strikes landed per minute with a 53% accuracy rate.
– Gaethje averages 7.50 significant strikes landed per minute with a 60% accuracy rate.
– Oliveira averages 3.13 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 52% defense rate.
– Gaethje averages 7.81 significant strikes absorbed per minute with a 55% defense rate.
– Oliveira averages 2.50 takedowns per 15 minutes.
– Gaethje has a 73% takedown defense rate.
Stats via UFC.com
Charles Oliveira Highlights
Justin Gaethje Highlights
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje Prediction
UFC 274 Oliveira-Gaethje prediction is from Tapology Fight Predictions.
Winner: Charles Oliveira (69%)
Method of Victory: Submission (86%).
UFC 274 Fight Card | Main Card
Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje — Main Event
Rose Namajunas vs Carla Esparza — Match 2
Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson — Match 3
Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux — Match 4
Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams — Match 5
UFC 274 Fight Card | Prelims
Francisco Trinaldo vs Danny Roberts — Match 6
Macy Chiasson vs Norma Dumont — Match 7
Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell — Match 8
Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos de Lima — Match 9