UFC 273 takes place in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday and is expected to be a wild card.
It’s headlined by a pair of title fights, with featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt in the main event against “The Korean Zombie”, Chan Sung Jung. At BetMGM, Volkanovski is a massive -750 favorite over Jung who is +500.
In the co-main event, bitter rivals will meet for the second time, as bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling (+360) defends against interim champion Petr Yan (-500).
The fight that’s garnering the most attention is the last non-title fight on the card, the welterweight matchup between No. 2 ranked Gilbert Burns (+375) and 11th ranked Khamzat Chimaev (-550). Chimaev went 4-0 with four finishes in the UFC and his fights were over in the blink of an eye. In Burns, however, he faces a three-time world jiu-jitsu champion and a former welterweight title challenger.
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UFC 273 Live Blog
UFC 273 main card (start time 10 p.m. ET, ESPN+ PPV)
Featherweight: Alexander Volkanovski (c) vs. Chan Sung Jung
Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling (c) vs. Petr Yan (ic)
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
Lightweight: Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
UFC 273 preliminaries (Live now on ESPN/ESPN+)
Welterweight: Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez def. Josh Fremd by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington def. Aspen Ladd via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Welterweight: Mike Malott def. Mickey Gall by KO (punches) at 3:41 from R1:
Full UFC 273 early prelims results
Heavyweight: Aleksei Oleinik def. Jared Vanderaa via submission (scarf catch) at 3:39 from R1
Catchweight (118.5 lbs): Piera Rodríguez def. Kay Hansen via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (136.5 lbs): Julio Arce def. Daniel Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)