The UFC returns with their next major event on Saturday as UFC 273 takes place from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The card features a championship doubleheader.
The main event has Alexander Volkanovski defending the featherweight title against Chan Sung Jung, also known as “The Korean Zombie”. In the co-main event, a rematch for the bantamweight title, champion Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan meet in a title unification clash.
Volkanovski is coming off his second successful title defense when he dominated Brian Ortega at UFC 266. After that, it appeared he’d be meeting former 145-pound titlist Max Holloway at UFC 272 in a trilogy fight. However, Holloway suffered an injury and couldn’t compete. So the UFC shifted course and went with Jung, who has won three of four and is coming off of a decision win over fellow contender Dan Ige in June.
Sterling and Yan fought for 135-pound gold at UFC 259 in March 2021. The fourth round was about to come to a close, and Yan had started to pull away and appeared to be on his way to a victory. But an illegal knee from Yan while Sterling was on the mat, led to Sterling being unable to continue and Yan getting disqualified for an illegal strike. They were scheduled to meet again at UFC 267. But a month before the event, Sterling pulled out due to a lingering neck issue that required surgery. Yan remained on the card and beat Cory Sandhagen by unanimous decision to win the interim title to secure the sequel with Sterling.
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski Vs. The Korean Zombie Date, Start Time
Date: Saturday, April 9
Main card: 10:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. GMT
Main event (approx): 12:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. GMT
The UFC 273 main card is set to get underway at 10:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 a.m. GMT with the main event walks to the Octagon scheduled for 12:30 a.m. ET / 6:30 a.m. GMT. As with every UFC fight card, the length of the undercard fights can affect these initial timings.
What Channel/Stream Is UFC 273?
U.S.: ESPN+ PPV
UK: BT Sport
UFC 273 will be broadcast on ESPN+ PPV in the United States, while BT Sport has broadcasting rights in the UK.
Where Is UFC 273?
UFC 273 takes place at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla.
Alexander Volkanovski Record And Bio
Born: September 29, 1988
Reach: 71 inches
Total Fights: 24
Chan Sung Jung Record And Bio
Born: March 17, 1987
Reach: 72 inches
Total Fights: 23
UFC 273 Fight Card
- Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung for Volkanovski’s Featherweight title
- Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan (ic)
- Welterweight Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
- Women’s Strawweight Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
- Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks; Welterweight
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura; Heavyweight
- Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington; Women’s Bantamweight
- Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott; Welterweight
- Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel; Lightweight
- Alexey Oleynik vs. Jared Vanderaa; Heavyweight
- Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd; Middleweight
- Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen; Women’s Strawweight