Two fundamental identify fights will take vicinity April 10 on the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, whilst the UFC returns to Florida with UFC 273.
The fundamental occasion can be Australia’s Alexander Volkanovski vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung for the Volkanovski’s featherweight identify. Volkanovski made his seasoned debut in 2012, and in 2013 he misplaced in his fourth profession combat. Since then, he has compiled a 20-combat triumphing streak. He got here to the UFC in 2016, and in 2019 he beat Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight identify. Volkanovski beat Holloway in a rematch for the identify and beat Brian Ortega in September to preserve onto the belt.
Jung made his seasoned debut in 2007. He joined the UFC in 2011 and is 7-three with the promotion. He had an opening among runs withinside the UFC due to obligatory army provider in South Korea. He is three-1 in his final 4 fights; his final bout turned into a unanimous selection win over Dan Ige final June.
The co-fundamental occasion can be Aljamain Sterling protecting the bantamweight identify towards Petr Yan. Sterling made his seasoned debut in 2011. He received bantamweight championships in Cage Fury Fighting and Ring of Combat earlier than becoming a member of the UFC in 2014. “Funk Master” is on a six-combat win streak due to the fact that dropping to Marlon Moraes in 2017.
Yan made his debut in 2014. He joined the UFC in 2018 and is 8-1 with the promotion. Yan’s final combat turned into a win over Cory Sandhagen final October for the period in-between UFC bantamweight identify. He turned into the bantamweight champion whilst he fought Sterling in March 2021. Yan turned into disqualified withinside the fourth spherical for touchdown an unlawful knee, giving Sterling the win and identify.
Sporting News has the overall insurance of UFC 273, along with schedule, matchups, begin instances and extra for Alexander Volkanovski vs. “The Korean Zombie” and the whole card.
UFC 273 Live Updates
2:05pm AEST/ 12:03 ET
Fight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
Pre-Fight Record: Aljamain Sterling (20-three MMA, 12-three UFC), Petr Yan (16-2 MMA, 8-1 UFC)
2:03pm AEST/ 12:03am ET
Fight: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Pre-Fight Records: Gilbert Burns (20-four MMA, 13-four UFC), Khamzat Chimaev (10-zero MMA, four-zero UFC)
Official result: Khamzat Chimaev def. Gilbert Burns through unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Round 1: Everyone breathe. How is that this combat 0.33 at the bill? Excellent threat that we are going to be all tuckered out come time for Volk’s identify defence. Anywho, Burns’ boxing is past crisp however the counters are flying from each aspects early on. A heck of a manner to begin this fi— the spherical is not over! Burns receives dropped with a jab, law enforcement officials hammerfists and is cut up open: recreation on.
Round 2: That might have been Burns’ spherical and the primary spherical in Chimaev’s UFC profession that he is misplaced. Incredible. Burns’ teeing off on Chimaev, Chimaev jabbing his manner round and thru Burns’ defences however, somehow, they final till the bell. Get out your wallet, Dana: you’ve got simply visible the FOTN. Check this lunacy:
Round three: Round three took off wherein he spherical 2 finished. Hands being traded at a frenetic tempo and 0 threat of the combat going to the spherical. Burns is ranked #2 and Chimaev #eleven however meaning sincerely nothing. They take it all of the manner till the quit and…?It may be both man. What a combat, what a delight to look at it live.
1:29pm AEST/ eleven:29pm ET. Is all of us gambling this recreation? Tomorrow can be terrible for you.
1:22pm AEST/ eleven:22pm ET
Fight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
Pre-Fight Records: Mackenzie Dern (eleven-2 MMA, 6-2 UFC), Tecia Torres (13-five MMA, 9-five UFC)
Official result: Mackenzie Dern def. Tecia Torres through cut up selection (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Round 1: Dern is the aggressor early and, regardless of Dern’s big benefit at the floor, everything of the primary body is spent at the feet. Torres is choosing her spots and making stable paintings of Dern’s lead leg.
Round 2: This is extra what we expected: Dern throughout Torres just like the most inexpensive of courtroom docket look suits. Yet Torres confirmed first rate grit to preserve out. Kimora, arm bar and a leg lock. Sheesh
Round three: They cross the space with Torres turning the tide withinside the 0.33 with a heel kick off the floor and a few looping overhand rights. No surprise the selection took so long, Dern the clean aggressor in spherical 2, Torres in spherical three.
12:55pm AEST/ 10:55pm ET: The 2016 Fight of the Year simply earned an area withinside the combat wing of the UFC Hall of Fame. A actual Where Where You When combat among Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi.
12:47pm AEST/ 10:47pm ET
Fight: Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
Pre-Fight Records: Mark Madsen (eleven-zero MMA, three-zero UFC), Vinc Pichel (14-2 MMA, 7-2 UFC)
Official Result: Mark Madsen def. Vinc Pichel through unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Close your eyes and believe what a combat concerning a 3-time greco-roman wrestler involves. That’s probable near what simply took place, with Madsen last ideal after a wrestle-centric 3 rounds.
Sure, human beings booed, however what did they expect? Joe Rogan had a barely spicier, if comparable take.
There turned into big early assist from the circus strongman fans sub-segment of the UFC crowd, with Pichel locating variety early with a calf kick and jab.
If that reference makes no sense, my mistake – however additionally test out Pichel’s ‘stache.
12:18pm AEST/10:18pm ET Look good, experience good: The Champ is withinside the building.
MAIN EVENT TIME
12:03pm AEST/ 10:03pm ET: Garry remains ideal. Ian Garry def. Darian Weeks through unanimous selection (29-28, 30-27, 30-27). CCC failed to mis his possibility for a few sass, both.
eleven:46am AEST/ 9:37pm ET: We’re onto the function bout of the prelims with hype device Ian Garry prepared to exchange fingers with Darian Weeks. Garry, 8-zero and preventing out of Dublin, Ireland, is drawing comparisons – relentlessly, mercilessly – to Mystic Mac however we will should see how that ends up.
eleven:40am AEST/ 9:30 pm ET: Before we hit the function bout of the prelims it is be remiss now no longer to percentage the affection in this remaining piece of sportsmanship. Warhorse Aleksei Oleinik went behind the scenes after filing Jared Vanderaa and right away confirmed his felled opponent the way it all went down.
eleven:37am AEST/9:37pm ET: Welcome to any other episode of Incredible Ways To Spend A Weekend: UFC Edition. It’s been a huge forty eight hours for fight sports activities already however, with the primary card mere mins away, the depth is ready to move up a notch. SN can be right here with you for everything of the primary occasion. Let’s do a brief recap of what is took place to this point withinside the prelims.
Official Result: Ian Garry def. Darian Weeks through unanimous selection (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Official Result: Anthony Hernandez def. Josh Fremd through unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Official Result – Raquel Pennington defeats Aspen Ladd through unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Official Result – Mike Malott defeats Mickey Gall through TKO (strikes) at three:forty one of the primary spherical
Official Result – Aleksei Oleinik defeats Jared Vanderaa through submission (neck crank) at three:39 of the primary spherical
Official Result – Piera Rodriguez defeats Kay Hansen through unanimous selection (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Official Result – Julio Arce defeats Daniel Santos through unanimous selection (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
If you are extra of a visible type, cop this from Mike Malott. Devastating.
Where is UFC 273?
UFC 273 can be taking vicinity in the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida.
Alexander Volkanovski record, bio
Born: Sept. 29, 1988
Reach: seventy one inches
Total fights: 24
Record: 23-1 (eleven KOs)
‘The Korean Zombie’ record, bio
Nationality: South Korean
Born: March 17, 1987
Reach: seventy two inches
Total fights: 23
Record: 17-6 (six KOs)
Aljamain Sterling record, bio
Born: July 31, 1989
Reach: seventy one inches
Total fights: 23
Record: 20-three ( KOs)
Petr Yan record, bio
Born: Feb. eleven, 1993
Reach: sixty seven inches
Total fights: 18
Record: 16-2 (seven KOs)
UFC 273 combat card
Main card: 12pm AEST
UFC Featherweight Title: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung
UFC Bantamweight Title: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev; welterweights
Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres; strawweights
Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov; middleweights
Prelims: From 8am AEST
Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd; bantamweights
Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks; welterweights
Dricus du Plessis vs. Chris Curtis; middleweights
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura; heavyweights
Albert Duraev vs. Anthony Hernandez; middleweights
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott; welterweights
Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini; featherweights
Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos; bantamweights
Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel; lightweights
Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen; strawweights