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UFC 273: Everything you need to know about the event

LockerRoom Team
06 April 2022

UFC returns to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, USA this weekend with two title fights! UFC 273: VOLKANOVSKI vs THE KOREAN ZOMBIE will air live in Asia on Sunday, April 10. 

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung Preview

Alexander Volkanovski (23-1, fighting out of Windang, New South Wales, Australia) intends to once again steal the show by netting his third successful title defense against one of the division’s most talented finishers. He is the UFC featherweight champion and No. 2 ranked men’s pound-for-pound fighter. The Australian has 11 wins by knockout, and three by submission, and is on a 20-fight winning streak. He holds wins over Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, and Brian Ortega.

Chan Sung Jung (17-6, fighting out of Seoul, South Korea) has his sights set on handing Volkanovski his first loss in the UFC and achieving his dream of becoming UFC champion. He is the No. 4 ranked UFC featherweight and has Eight wins by submission, and six by knockout. The Korean has 10 first-round finishes and has won the last seven out of 10 while holding wins over Dustin Poirier, Frankie Edgar, and Dan Ige.

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan Preview

Aljamain Sterling (20-3, fighting out of Uniondale, N.Y.) looks to cement his status as UFC bantamweight champion by finishing Yan to secure his first successful title defense. He is the UFC bantamweight champion and has Eight wins by submission, and two by knockout. Sterling has Four first-round finishes and has won six in the row while holding wins over Cory Sandhagen, Pedro Munhoz, and Renan Barao.

Petr Yan (16-2, fighting out of Yekaterinburg, Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia) is determined to recapture the UFC bantamweight championship by dethroning Sterling in emphatic fashion. The Russian MMA fighter is the interim UFC bantamweight champion and the Former UFC bantamweight champion. He has seven wins by knockout, one by submission and has won 10 of his last 11, and holds wins over Jose Aldo, Douglas Silva de Andrade, and Cory Sandhagen


No. 2 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns (20-4, fighting out of Boca Raton, FL by way of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) takes on rising star and No. 11 ranked Khamzat Chimaev (10-0) fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden by way of Chechnya, Russia) in a highly anticipated matchup.

No. 5 ranked strawweight contender Mackenzie Dern (11-2, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif.) squares off with No. 7 Tecia Torres (13.5, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.). Vinc Pichel (14-2, fighting out of Englewood, Colo. by way of Simi Valley, Calif.) battles undefeated Mark O. Madsen (11-0, fighting out of Maribo, Denmark by way of Nykøbing Falster, Denmark) at lightweight

Ian Garry (8-0, fighting out of Dublin, Ireland) looks to continue his momentum when he locks horns with Darian Weeks (5-1, fighting out of Sedalia, Mo.) at welterweight. Top 10 heavyweights collide when No. 8 ranked contender Jairzinho Rozenstruik (12-3, fighting out of Paramaribo, Suriname) meets No. 10 Marcin Tybura (22-7, fighting out of Uniejow, Poland)

In a pivotal women’s bantamweight contenders’ bout, No. 4 Aspen Ladd (9-2, fighting out of El Dorado Hills, Calif.) faces No. 7 Raquel Pennington (13-9, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) Mickey Gall (7-4, fighting out of Green Brook, N.J.) takes on Dana White’s Contender Series signee Mike Malott (7-1-1, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif. by way of Waterdown, Ontario, Canada) in a welterweight bout

Heavyweights Aleksei Oleinik (59-16-1, fighting out of Moscow, Russia) and Jared Vanderaa (12-7, fighting out of Hemet, Calif.) square off in the Octagon. Anthony Hernandez (8-2 1NC, fighting out of Dunnigan, Calif.) faces newcomer Josh Fremd (9-2, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.)

Dana White’s Contender Series contract winner Piera Rodriguez (7-0, fighting out of Maracaibo, Venezuela) debuts against Kay Hansen (7-5, fighting out of Fullerton, Calif.) at strawweight. Julio Arce (17-5, fighting out of Bayside, N.Y.) squares off with UFC newcomer Daniel Santos (10-1, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) at bantamweight

UFC 273 Fight Card

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung
  • Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
  • Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaad

UFC 273 Preliminary Card:

  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
  • Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Fremd
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos

How to watch UFC 273 in India | UFC 273 India Time | UFC 273 Indian Time and Channel

UFC 273 will be live in India on Sunday, 10 April 2022 from 7:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST) on SONY TEN 2 & SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD (Hindi), SONY TEN 4 & SONY TEN 4 HD (Tamil & Telugu).

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