UFC 274 winners and bonuses: Who all got the $50,000 bonus?

UFC 274: Hereโ€™s a look at the UFC 274 results, which had a few star-studded fights on the card as well as who all received the bonuses

UFC 274 featured a fight between former champion Charles Oliveira, who was stripped of his belt because he missed weight, and Justin Gaethje who was still eligible to win the belt. The card also featured a strawweight title rematch between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza.

The main event was absolute fireworks, even though it did not go past the first round. In the odd three and a half minutes the fighters fought, they both got dropped twice, and it was just round the clock action you’d miss if you blinked. While Oliveira’s face look comparatively much more damaged owing to the big hook, and uppercut that Gaethje landed that dropped him, the American refused to engage in Olivera’s guard for the fear of his submission game. Up until Oliveria dropped Gaethje, immediately took side control in half mount, went from an armbar, to a twister and finished off by taking Gaethje’s back and sinking in a tight rear-naked choke. Even though he did not win the belt, he reminded the world that the championship throne has a name marked by ‘Do Bronx’.

With this victory, Oliveira improves his record of most finishes and most submissions inside the UFC octagon.

The co-main event between Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza was an underwhelming and lacklustre affair. Both fighters hesitated to engage and there wasn’t even a single significant strike landed in the first three rounds. Rose circled Esparza for most of the fight, and had a good fifth round, while her opponent bagged some takedowns. It looked like Rose was hesitant because of the flashback of her first loss to Esparza, and it showed quite clearly in her half-hearted and irresolute display. Esparza herself didn’t pose any threat even with her takedowns. Rose sprung back up almost instantaneously every time Carla took her down. She managed to take Rose’s back a few times but failed to capitalize on it.

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In the end Esparza won the fight by split decision and claimed the strawweight belt.

In other news, Michael Chandler delivered one of the greatest front leg kick to the face knockouts of all time, as he planted Tony Ferguson in the second round. Chandler overcame some adversity in the first round in which he got dropped by a stinging left hand, that also blurred his vision momentarily.

The main card saw a total of three spilt decisions. While the entire card certainly didn’t deliver, Tony Ferguson vs Michael Chandler, and Charles Oliveira vs Justin Gaethje gave fans the buck for the bang. Following the victory, Chandler delivered one of the most iconic callouts in UFC history, aimed toward Charles Oliveira, Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor.

UFC 274 results and winners
Main Card

Charles Oliveira def. Justin Gaethje via sub (R1, 3:22)

Carla Esparza def. Rose Namajunas via split decision

Michael Chandler def. Tony Ferguson via KO (R2, 0:17)

OSP def. Mauricio Rua via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)

Randy Brown def. Khaos Williams via SD (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Preliminary Card

Francisco Trinaldo def. Danny Roberts via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-26, 30-27)

Macy Chiasson def. Norma Dumont via split decision (30-27, x2 28-29)

Brandon Royval def. Matt Schnell via sub (guillotine) (R1, 2:14)

Blagoy Ivanov def. Marcos Rogerio de Lima via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Andre Fialho def. Cameron VanCamp via first-round KO (2:35)

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Tracy Cortez def. Melissa Gatto via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

C.J. Vergara def. Kleydson Rodrigues via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)

Lupita Godinez def. Ariane Carnelossi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26 x2)

Journey Newson def. Fernie Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 29-28)

UFC 274 salaries [Unofficial]

Charles Oliveira *$550,000
Tony Ferguson $500,000
Michael Chandler $400,000
Donald Cerrone $350,000
Justin Gaethje $300,000
Rose Namajunas $300,000
Ovince Saint Preux $260,000
Mauricio Rua $150,000
Francisco Trinaldo $146,000
Joe Lauzon $130,000
Carla Esparza $110,000
Tracy Cortez $98,000
Blagoy Ivanov $85,000
Marcos Rogerio $80,000
Randy Brown $75,000
Danny Roberts $75,000
Norma Dumont $60,000
Journey Newson $40,000
Matt Schnell $30,000
Macy Chiasson $25,000
Kleydson Rodrigues $25,000
C.J. Vergara $24,000
Ariane Carnelossi $23,500
Melissa Gatto $23,000
Khaos Williams $20,000
Brandon Royval $20,000
Loopy Godinez $20,000
Fernie Garcia $20,000
Andre Fialho $20,000
Cameron VanCamp $20,000

UFC 274 Bonuses

Four fighters took home an extra $50,000.

Fight of the Night: Brandon Royval vs. Matt Schnell

Performance of the Night: Michael Chandler

Performance of the Night: Andre Fialho

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