UFC 274 live stream: How to watch Oliveira vs Gaethje online right now, start time and card

Charles Oliveira (L) and Justin Gaethje (R) will clash in the UFC 274 main event
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It is TIME to watch the UFC 274 live stream, and we just keep getting news (see below). Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje has undergone a slight change in stakes, and Rose Namajunas vs. Carla Esparza and Chandler vs. Ferguson are still intact. So, about that main event...

UFC 274 time and date

Date and Time: UFC 274 is today (Saturday, May 7)
• UFC 274 main card:
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT / 3 a.m. BST.
The early prelims began at 5:30 p.m. ET and the main prelims start at 8 p.m. ET.
Oliveira vs Gaethje main event time: Ring-walks are estimated for 12 a.m. ET / 9 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. BST — but they could always go on earlier.
The event is going to be live from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
Watch in the US — ESPN Plus
Watch in the UK — BT Sport Box Office

But in breaking news, Charles Oliveira has just been stripped of his UFC lightweight championship after failing to make weight again. If Gaethje wins, he’s going to be the new champ. If Oliveira wins? The belt is then vacated.  On top of that Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon is now off the card, after Cerrone withdrew because a non-Covid illness. Khaos Williams and Randy Brown will replace it.

Namajunas vs Esparza is an unlikely rematch only in that it's taken over seven years to happen. In 2014, Esparza (the then-veteran) tapped out the rising Namajunas, cutting her momentum down after a whole season of filming The Ultimate Fighter together. Now, Namajunas is the champion of the women's strawweight division that  was created at the time of their first fight. She's also a two-time champion. Esparza? Well, she's on a five-fight win streak. 

The lightweight division has big momentum riding on the result of Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson. Both have lost their previous fights, and will look to make this fight their rebound match.

As for odds: DraftKings has Oliveira as a slight favorite at -135 (wager $135 to win $100), down from -165 earlier this week, and Gaethje at +115 (wager $100 to win $115), again tighter than the +145 line earlier this week. Namajunas is also a favorite to win at -210 (over Esparza's +175), and Chandler is a stronger favorite at -365 to Ferguson's +280.

Here's everything you need to know about UFC 274 live streams, including the recent changes to the main card and prelims.

UFC 274 live streams: Get the PPV and a whole year of ESPN Plus

You're going to need ESPN Plus to watch UFC 274 live streams — and all the upcoming numbered UFC PPVS — so let's talk about the best deal to make this happen. You can get UFC 274 plus a year of ESPN Plus for $99.98, which is savings of $45 (ESPN Plus costs $69.99 per year and UFC 274 costs $74.99).

The main prelim fights are on both ESPN and ESPN Plus, so those who haven't subscribed to the latter yet can get a taste of it all for themselves, before forking out the cash. 

ESPN is available on most cable packages, as well as two of the best streaming services: namely Sling TV (Orange) and FuboTV.

UFC 274 Early Prelim fights start at 6 p.m. ET on UFC FightPass, which is $9.99 per month. Then, the higher-up set of prelim fights that start at 8 p.m. ET, on ESPNEWS and ESPN Plus.

ESPN Plus for UFC 274save $45 by getting UFC 274 and the annual ESPN Plus subscription for $99.98.

You're gonna need ESPN Plus for UFC 274. While UFC 274 live streams cost $74.99 (on top of ESPN Plus), new subscribers and those on current monthly plans can save $45 by getting UFC 274 and the annual ESPN Plus subscription for $99.98. That subscription will renew at $69.99 for your second year.

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Sling TV: ESPN is available with the Sling TV Orange + Sports Extra combo package. This also gets you the MLB Network, ESPN U and much more. 

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How to watch UFC 274 in the UK and Australia

UFC 274 is another late-night affair for fight night fans in the UK — you'll likely watch Oliveira vs Gaethje start at approximately 5 a.m. BST (on Sunday morning) if you're tuning in live. It's live on BT Sport Box Office, where it costs £19.95. Prelims are on UFC Fight Pass.

Just a heads up, though, the UFC 274 live stream is not available via a web browser, but through apps on Now TV devices, PlayStations, Xbox, Apple TV and some Smart TVs.

In Australia, UFC 274 is live on Sunday at 2 p.m. AEDT on Kayo, where it costs $54.95 AUD.

How to watch UFC 274 live streams in Canada

Our neighbors in the great white north will watch the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, while the prelims are on TSN and RDS. UFC 274's main card is available on various providers, including BELL and Rogers.

UFC 274 fight card

Early prelims (5:30 p.m. ET) on UFC Fight Pass

  • Loopy Godinez def. Ariane Carnelossi — women's strawweight via unanimous decision
  • Journey Newson def. Fernie Garcia — bantamweight via unanimous decision
  • Tracy Cortez vs. Melissa Gatto — women's flyweight
  • Kleidison Rodrigues vs. CJ Vergara — flyweight

Prelims (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN Plus and ESPN

  • Andre Fiahlo vs. Cameron Vancamp — welterweight
  • Khaos Williams vs. Randy Brown — welterweight
  • Norma Dumont vs. Macy Chiasson — women's featherweight
  • Blagoy Ivanov vs. Marcos Rogerio De Lima — heavyweight
  • Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell — flyweight
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs. Danny Roberts — welterweight

Main Card (10 p.m. ET on ESPN Plus)

  • Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje  — lightweight title
  • Rose Namajunas (c) vs. Carla Esparza  — women's strawweight title
  • Michael Chandler vs. Tony Ferguson — lightweight
  • Ovince Saint Preux vs. Mauricio Rua — light heavyweight
  • Khaos Williams vs. Randy Brown
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