UFC 273 is Saturday in Jacksonville, Florida, and the numbers are going to be a wild card.
Topped by a pair of title fights, featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovsky defended his belt in the main event against the “Korean zombie”, Chan Sung-jung. At BetMGM, Volkanovski is a huge favourite of 750- over Jung’s +500.
In the co-main event, bitter rivals will meet for a second time, as Bantamweight Champion Jamin Sterling (+360) defends against interim champion Peter Yahn (-500).
The fight that got the most attention was the untitled final on the card, the welterweight match between second seed Gilbert Burns (+375) and 11th seed Khamsa Shemayev (-550). Chimaev went 4-0 with four times in the UFC and his fights were over in a jiffy. At Burns, though, he faces a three-time world jiu-jitsu champion and former welterweight competitor.
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UFC 273 live blog
UFC 273 Main Card (starting time 10PM ET, ESPN + PPV)
Featherweight: Aleksandr Volkanovsky (midfield) vs. Chan Seung-jung
Bantamweight: Aljamin Sterling (c) vs Peter Jan (3rd place)
Welterweight: Gilbert Burns vs. Khamees Shemayev
Strawweight: Mackenzie Dern vs Tecia Torres
Lightweight: Vince Bischel vs. Mark Madsen
UFC 273 prelims (start time 8pm ET, ESPN/ESPN+)
Welterweight: Ian Garry vs. Darrian Weeks
Middleweight: Anthony Hernandez vs. Josh Frimed
Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs Raquel Bennington
Welterweight: Mickey Gal vs Mike Mallot
Early Introductions (Now live on ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass)
Heavyweight: Alexei Oleinik vs Jared Vandera
Catchweight (118.5 lbs): Beira Rodriguez vs. Kai Hansen
Catchweight (136.5 lbs): Julio Arce def. Daniel Santos by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)