UFC 273: Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Main Card: 10 p.m. ET
prelims Card: 8 p.m. ET
Location: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena
City: Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Alexander Volkanovski will offer protection to his UFC featherweight identify against Chan Sung Jung, “The Korean Zombie,” within the important event of the pay-per-view card on April 9 in Jacksonville, Florida, UFC chief business officer Hunter Campbell confirmed to ESPN on Friday. The co-main event could be a bantamweight unification bout between champion Aljamain Sterling and the duration in-between champion Petr Yan.
The two fights were, initially, scheduled for UFC 272 on March 5 in Las Vegas, alternatively were moved off that date. UFC 272 may also be headlined throughout the Colby Covington vs. Jorge Masvidal grudge have compatibility. The holdup over the original UFC 273 confirmation used to be as soon as the web page, which Sterling had speculated ultimate month on social media as Jacksonville, alternatively, had not been made original until in recent times.
Volkanovski (23-1) has received 20 right away fights common, along side his 10 inside the UFC. He is coming off a unanimous selection win over Brian Ortega at UFC 266 ultimate September in one of the most highest fights of 2021. Volkanovski, 33, beat Max Holloway for the identify at UFC 245 in December 2019 and has two identify defenses.
Jung (17-6) is coming off a unanimous win over Dan Ige ultimate June and has received 3 of four common. The 11-year veteran of the UFC is from Korea and is identified for being a movement fighter. Jung, 34, fought once quicker than for the featherweight identify, a loss to Jose Aldo at UFC 163 in June 2013.
Volkanovski used to be as soon as at the beginning meant to face Holloway, who had to withdraw from the original March 5 date on account of injury. However, Holloway may also be healed in time for April 9 and is petitioning the UFC to be the backup for the Volkanovski vs. Jung matchup, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported Friday.
Sterling (20-3) received the featherweight identify from Yan by means of disqualification (illegal knee) at UFC 259 ultimate March. The 32-year-old from New York has received six right away. Yan (16-2) received the duration in-between belt thru beating Cory Sandhagen by means of unanimous selection at UFC 267 in October. The 28-year-old Russian fighter’s very best loss in his earlier 12 fights and the ultimate six years used to be as soon as the DQ against Sterling.
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