UFC 274: UK start time, how to watch, how much, streams, fight card

UFC 274 is just around the corner, and we have all the information you need ahead of the big event, including the UK start time.

Two incredible title matches headline the card. Charles Oliveira is in action as he defends his Lightweight Championship against Justin Gaethje in a highly-anticipated matchup.

Gaethje is ranked as the number one lightweight heading into the event, which takes place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.

The 33-year-old Arizona-born fighter is a former Interim Lightweight Champion. He defeated Michael Chandler via unanimous decision at UFC 268 in November. It was a performance that earned him the ‘Fight of the Night’ award.

Oliveira, meanwhile, will be defending his title for the second time. His first title defence saw him defeat Dustin Poirier via submission at UFC 269 in December.

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The other headline fight will see Rose Namajunas defend her Women’s Strawweight Championship against Carla Ezparza. The American challenger has gained a reputation as one of the best strawweight fighters in the world. She is looking to reclaim the title she lost to Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 185 in 2015.

Namajunas, who is nicknamed ‘Thug’, bounced back from a horrific KO at the hands of Jessica Andrade in 2019. She defeated Zhang Weili to reclaim the belt a year later.

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Here is all you need to know ahead of UFC 274, including the UK start time:

What is the UFC 274 UK start time?

The UK start time for the UFC 274 preliminary card is scheduled to be 1am on Sunday, May 7.

The main card, meanwhile, will kick off at 3am. Furthermore, the main event between Oliveira and Gaethje is likely to begin at around 4:30am – so it’s certainly going to be an early start/late finish for UK fans.

How can I watch UFC 274? How much does it cost?

UFC 274 will be shown live on BT Sport 1 for UK viewers to watch all the action. Coverage begins at 1am, with an hour of previews beforehand.

Non-BT Sport subscribers can purchase a Monthly Pass for £25 to watch the action. The Monthly Pass gives viewers access to all BT Sport channels on TV and the BT Sport App.

Alternatively, other options include a Sport package, which gives access to all four BT Sport channels for a fee of £8 a month. That fee then rises to £16 a month after three months. For more details on BT Sport packages, click here.

What is the UFC 274 full fight card?

The full fight card* for UFC 274 is as follows:

Early preliminaries

  • Blagoy Ivanov vs Marcos Rogerio de Lima (Heavyweight)
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs Danny Roberts (Welterweight)
  • Tracy Cortez vs Melissa Gatto (Women’s Flyweight)
  • Kleydson Rodrigues vs C.J. Vergara (Flyweight)
  • Ariane Carnelossi vs Lupita Godinez (Women’s Strawweight)
  • Journey Newson vs Fernie Garcia (Bantamweight)


  • Andre Fialho vs Cameron VanCamp (Welterweight)
  • Randy Brown vs Khaos Williams (Welterweight)
  • Macy Chiasson vs Norma Dumont (Women’s Featherweight)
  • Brandon Royval vs Matt Schnell (Flyweight)

Main card

  • Charles Oliveira (c) vs Justin Gaethje (UFC Lightweight Championship)
  • Rose Namajunas (c) vs Carla Esparza (UFC Women’s Strawweight Championship)
  • Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson (Lightweight)
  • Mauricio Rua vs Ovince Saint Preux (Light Heavyweight)
  • Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon (Lightweight)

* – Card subject to change.

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