The event with the highest viewers in 2018 was undoubtedly UFC 274, which took place in Phoenix on May 8th. According to a tweet by writer Adam Stern, who covered the event for ESPN Plus, the number of pay-per-view (PPV) purchases made during the event set a new record for the year 2022.
The main event of the evening was a choke submission victory for Brazilian Charles Oliveira against American Justin Gaggi in the first round.
The battle between the American Michael Chandler and the British Tony Ferguson was easily the most interesting bout on the main night. The lightweight championship was Chandler’s to win as he knocked out his opponent with a front kick early in the second round.