Another UFC PPV is here!!! The UFC 273 main event will feature none other than Alexander Volkanovski and Chan-Sung Jung. The fight will be for the UFC featherweight belt currently held by Volkanovski. In the co-main event, Aljamain Sterling takes on Petr Yan in a rematch for the bantamweight belt. Gilbert Burns will also defend his spot on the UFC rankings against surging prospect, Khamzat Chimaev.
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All these exciting bouts and more take place on April 9, 2022, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
Alexander ‘The Great’ has an excellent professional record of 23-1 and is on a 10-fight win streak that goes all the way back to 2016. His win streak includes names like Chad Mendes, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway (twice!), and Brian Ortega. He is no doubt a legend of the sport and will look to continue carving his legacy with another defense of his belt against “The Korean Zombie”.
Jung is coming off an impressive win over Dan Ige and will hope his second title shot earns him a world title. If he is successful, it will be a landmark occasion as he will be the first South Korean to wear UFC gold.
Jung earned the “The Korean Zombie” nickname because of his dynamic style of always going forward despite punishment meted on him by his opponents. This style against Volkanovski’s is destined for one thing: extreme fireworks!
Aljamain Sterling will also defend his bantamweight title against interim champion Petr Yan. Yan seemed to be cruising on his way to a decision victory when an ill-advised illegal knee sent Sterling crashing to the canvas. ‘Funk Master’ got the win along with bantamweight gold.
This heated the rivalry even further as both fighters went after each other on Twitter several times. The match was immediately rebooked at UFC 267 but Sterling had to withdraw due to injury. The fight was then booked for the interim belt between Yan and Cory Sandhagen. Yan won and is now on a collision course against Aljamain. There is a lot of bad blood in this matchup and you can expect the tension to increase during fight week. If a fraction of that spills into the Octagon, we can expect an instant classic.
Also on the main card, Burns faces off against Chimaev. Chimaev is coming off an impressive first-round win over Li Jingliang. Burns bounced back from his third-round TKO loss to Kamaru Usman with a unanimous win over Stephen Thompson. Chimaev is the favorite coming into the matchup and many expect a win on Saturday to set up a title shot against the welterweight champ soon.
MMA Planet will give you regular updates on all the build-up, reaction to the action throughout fight week as well as live results on fight night.
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie Tickets & PPV Prices
You can buy UFC 273 tickets on TicketMaster and VividSeats. The location is at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, United States.
$74.99 (current ESPN+ subscribers)
$99.98 (new subscribers)
In the U.S., the UFC 273 main card is available via pay-per-view on ESPN+, which also requires a subscription. The PPV price for UFC 273 is $74.99 for current subscribers. New subscribers can pay a bundle price of $99.98 for the UFC 273 pay-per-view and an ESPN+ annual subscription, which offers a savings of over 30 percent.
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie Date and Time
What is UFC 273 Date: Saturday, April 9
What time is UFC 273 in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Canada, Ghana, and South Africa?
The UFC 273 early preliminaries will start at 6 p.m. ET. The preliminaries will start at 8 p.m. ET and the main card will start at 10 p.m. ET. MMA Planet expects ring walks for both Volkanovski and The Korean Zombie around 12 a.m. ET depending on the length of the undercards.
What is UFC 273 start time: 6 p.m. ET | 3 p.m. PT | 12 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time | 10 p.m. GMT
Main card (PPV): 10 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. PT | 4 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time | 2 a.m. GMT
Main event: Midnight ET | 9 p.m. PT (approx.) | 6 p.m. New Zealand Standard Time | 5 a.m. GMT
What are the betting odds for UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie?
According to WynnBET, the UFC 273 main card odds are below:
Alexander Volkanovski (-765) vs. Chan Sung Jung (+510)
Aljamain Sterling (+355) vs. Petr Yan (-475)
Gilbert Burns (+415) vs. Khamzat Chimaev (-580)
Mackenzie Dern (-120) vs. Tecia Torres (+100)
Alexey Oleynik (-110) vs. Jared Vanderaa (-110)
How to Watch UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie
How to watch UFC 273 in Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo, Egypt
You can watch UFC 273 on your DSTV decoder on channel 209 starting at 10 p.m. GMT if you are in Ghana, Cameroon, South Africa, Togo, Egypt, or any African country. You can also stream it from the DSTV Now website on the same channel.
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How to watch UFC 273 in the USA, Canada
MMA fans in the US can watch UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie live stream on ESPN+ PPV.
How to watch UFC 273 in the UK, Ireland, Wales, Denmark, Finland
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie UK date and time is scheduled for Sunday, April 9th at 2 am GMT. Fans can watch the event on BT Sport.
How to watch UFC 273 in New Zealand/Australia
In Australia UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie will air live on Main Event, Fetch TV, Kayo and UFC PPV on UFC Fight Pass. The date is Sunday, April 6th. The start time is 2 pm AEDT / 11 am AWST.
How to watch UFC 273 in Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Macau, Mongolia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, East Timor, Pakistan)
Main Card: 10am HKT (Sunday) on Fox Sports, Fox+ (Hong Kong & Singapore), and UFC FIGHT PASS (Philippines & Singapore)
Prelims: 8am HKT (Sunday) on Fox Sports and Fox+ (Hong Kong & Singapore)
UFC 273: Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan-Sung Jung Fight Card
Who will fight at UFC 273? Keep reading for the full fight card.
Alexander Volkanovski vs Chan-Sung Jung – for UFC Featherweight Championship
Aljamain Sterling vs. Peter Yan – for UFC Bantamweight Championship
Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
Aspen Ladd vs. Raquel Pennington
Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
Dricus du Plessis vs. Anthony Hernandez
Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
Early preliminary card
Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
Mark Madsen vs. Vinc Pichel
Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen