UFC 274 in Tweets: Fighters react to Charles Oliveira’s win over Justin Gaethje and rip co-main event


In a wild, seesawing night of combat sports action at UFC 274, fans went from boredom, to exhilaration, to boredom, and ended on exhilaration with Charles Oliveira – the most exciting non-lightweight champ.

Oliveira became the first UFC champion to lost his belt on the scale, but he quickly showed the promotion he is the best with or without gold, submitting Justin Gaethje at the 3:22 mark of the opening frame.

Officially, Oliveira is the No. 1 contender to the lightweight title, as UFC President Dana white reminded him after his rear-naked choke finish of former interim champ Gaethje. After his victory, the Brazilian was the second to call out Conor McGregor, but the future remains uncertain.

Here’s what fighters had to say about the UFC 274 main card.

Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje


Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas

Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson

Ovince Saint Preux def. Mauricio Rua

Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams