Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz bounced back into the win column at UFC on ESPN 36 in Las Vegas, but the victory didn't come in the manner he would have liked.
Both defending champions left UFC 274 without their titles, but the circumstances around the end of both fighters' title reigns were markedly different.
Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler delivered one of the all-time great UFC knockouts at UFC 274, then issued a word-perfect callout of a hat-trick of UFC stars.
The UFC has officially announced the lineup for UFC 276, with a pair of top-drawer title fights at the sharp end of the bout list.
UFC 275 athletes cut weight, hit the scales and face off: Justin Gaethje aims to win the title after Charles Oliveira misses his mark; champ Rose Namajunas and Carla Esparza clash in a title rematch; Tony Ferguson returns against Michael Chandler.
Michael Chandler embraces the spotlight. Carla Esparza ups the intensity. Champ Rose Namajunas and teammate Justin Gaethje start to sweat. UFC 275 stars, including champ Charles Oliveira and Tony Ferguson, face their opponents at the press conference.
Charles Oliveira was sensationally stripped of his undisputed UFC lightweight title after twice failing to hit championship weight ahead of his bout with Justin Gaethje at UFC 274.
Carla Esparza and Tony Ferguson talk about TUF days. Justin Gaethje gets in the zone. Champ Rose Namajunas’ coach recounts her evolution; LW king Charles Olivera looks to his legacy. Ferguson sizes up his opponent; Michael Chandler sees a familiar face.
Michael Chandler flies to Phoenix. Champ Rose Namajunas pushes her heartrate. Carla Esparza plans a birthday surprise. Champion Charles Oliveira lands with a plan. Justin Gaethje talks camp changes that have made him confident.
Justin Gaethje checks in to his home away from home then hits the links. Michael Chandler wraps up camp with Gilbert Burns and Kamaru Usman. Carla Esparza plans to reclaim the belt. Champ Rose Namajunas heads to Phoenix.