UFC 273 Volkanovski vs The Korean Zombie: Date, Fight Card, Tickets and Everything You Need to Know

UFC 273

UFC 273 is set to be the fourth major PPV event for the biggest MMA company in the world in 2022 and will be headlined by a Featherweight Championship bout.

A much-anticipated rematch for the UFC Bantamweight Championship is also set to take place on the card following a controversial title change in 2021.

As it stands, this looks to be a pretty stacked event, allowing for any potential changes going forward due to injury or COVID-19 restrictions and forced cancellations.

Here’s everything you need to know about UFC 273:

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Ian Garry is set to face Darian Weeks at UFC 273 on April 9

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Date

UFC 273 is set to take place on Saturday April 9th from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, United States.

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Fight Card

The following fights have been confirmed for the fight card of UFC 273:

Main Card – 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ pay-per-view and 3am BST on BT Sport

  • Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung
  • UFC Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan
  • Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Nassourdine Imavov
  • Irene Aldana vs. Aspen Ladd

Preliminary Card – 6:15 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN+ and UFC Fight Pass and 1:00am BST on BT Sport

  • Ian Garry vs. Darian Weeks
  • Dricus Du Plessis vs. Chris Curtis
  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Albert Duraev vs. Anthony Hernandez
  • Mickey Gall vs. Mike Malott
  • Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini
  • Julio Arce vs. Daniel Santos
  • Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen
  • Piera Rodriguez vs. Kay Hansen

As noted, all UFC fight cards are subject to change, either due to injury or because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Originally, Volkanovski was scheduled to defend his Featherweight title against Max Holloway, before the former 135-pound Champ had to withdraw due to injury.

Volkanovski took to Twitter ahead of the fight and claimed that Holloway isn’t actually injured and is just ducking the fight, as the former Featherweight Champion is reportedly available as an alternate should Volkanovski or Korean Zombie have to withdraw from the contest.

He tweeted: “@BlessedMMA wants to be the backup fighter for the fight he was originally scheduled to fight. So in other words…he was never injured. Just hoping he doesn’t have to fight me or fight me while I’m preparing for someone…but hey ‘if you ain’t cheating you ain’t trying’…NO.”

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Tickets

Tickets are set to go on sale on Wednesday 9th February 2022 at 10:00 EST and will be available to purchase directly from Ticketmaster.


Press Conference

UPDATE 5th April 2022: Find out more about the press conference below!

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Predictions

UPDATE 9th April 2022: Pro fighters have given their picks for the Chimaev vs Burns contest!

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ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JULY 24: In this handout image provided by UFC, Khamzat Chimaev of Chechnya poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside Flash Forum on UFC Fight Island on July 24, 2020 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UK Start Time

Check out the links below for the expected cage walk times for the main event, co-main event and featured bout between Chimaev and Burns!

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